Ryan Paonessa is a North Alabama-based graphic designer focused on web and brand identity.

With over 16 years of professional experience in graphic design and creative direction, Ryan Paonessa has collaborated with companies of all sizes, both domestically and internationally, to craft recognizable brands and award-winning visual design solutions.

Ryan is a member of the AIGA and Shoals Chamber of Commerce, a Shopify Partner, WordPress Expert, FIT alumnus, and most recently, the recipient of a 2020 A’ Design Award for Advertising, Marketing and Communication.


  • Brand Identity Design

    From logos to comprehensive visual identity packages including typography, color schemes, print collateral, brand guidelines, and more, Ryan Paonessa Design specializes in meticulously crafted, flexible identity solutions that help your brand stand out and remain easily identifiable for the long haul.

    • Logo Marks
    • Logotypes
    • Combination Logos
    • Color Schemes
    • Typography
    • Print Collateral
    • Packaging Design
    • Brand-Books
    • Brand Guidelines
    • Iconography
    • Wayfinding
    • Graphics & Illustrations
  • Web Design & Development

    Ryan Paonessa Design has over a decade of experience designing beautiful, mobile-friendly websites and online stores for businesses of all sizes. All websites are built from scratch, on WordPress, Shopify, or the content management system of your choice, to be fully editable by you. All sites adhere to modern SEO, accessibility, and optimization standards.

    • Cross-Browser
    • Responsive Design
    • Mobile Optimization
    • Reductive Design
    • Grid-Based Design
    • Flexible Architecture
    • Information Architecture
    • Content Management
    • WordPress
    • Multisite Networks
    • Shopify eCommerce
    • User Interface Design (UI)
    • User Experience Design
    • SEO Compatible
    • Accessibility Standards
    • Analytics & Insights
    • Performance Auditing
    • HTML/HTML5
    • CSS/SCSS
    • JavaScript/Jquery
    • PHP
  • Additional Services & Consulting

    In addition to the core services above, Ryan Paonessa Design has experience in almost all areas of Graphic Design, Creative Direction, and Technology. Ryan also has access to a vast network of 3rd party creatives, photographers, and developers for outsourcing and collaborations if necessary.

    • Brand Consulting
    • Art Direction
    • Illustration
    • Apparel
    • Product Development
    • Photo Direction
    • Editorial Design
    • Pitch Decks & Proposals
    • Email Template Design
    • Domain/DNS Service
    • Database Migrations


"Ryan built an intuitive and beautiful web experience that is praised by both our customers and people within the design community alike. He has real instincts for visual and experience design and deeply understands how people interact with products and brands. He is a tremendous asset to anyone he works with and will make you elevate your game to match his."

James Bertuzzi
Founder at Status Audio