Ryan Fitzgibbon | Mr. independent

Mr. Independent

Filmed on October 17, 2016 at the 2016 AIGA Design Conference

About this video

The temptation to make money over making a difference only gets louder at time, says Ryan Fitzgibbon. After three years at IDEO, the collaboration conglomerate, Ryan Fitzgibbon ventured off on his own to start Hello Mr., the magazine about men who date men. He’ll share his journey from art school to consultancy to publishing, and how to quiet the noise.

Speaker bio

Ryan Fitzgibbon is the founder and publisher of Hello Mr. He began his career as a communication designer at IDEO in San Francisco. After three years capturing insights for various design challenges around the globe, he moved to Australia to pursue his own venture in storytelling, ultimately launching the first issue of Hello Mr. In 2014, he moved to Brooklyn to continue independently publishing the biannual magazine, highlighted by New York magazine as part of “the new generation of indie magazines.”

Fitzgibbon has served as co-chair of communications for the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, competed in the second annual Command X at the AIGA Design Conference in Memphis, and was invited to a trial residency at Benetton’s prestigious communications research center, Fabrica, in Treviso, Italy. In 2015, he was named one of Print magazine’s New Visual Artists 15 Under 30.

This symposium was made possible by 3M.