Ryan Thorp


Hello, my name is Ryan Thorp and have I been studying and practicing graphic design for the past decade. My interest in Graphic Design began in 2007 while attending the Waterbury Arts Magnet School, where I was originally accepted for fine art. Afterwards, I continued my education in design and graduated from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain, CT with both my Bachelors (2014) and my Masters (2015) in Graphic Design related fields. I expanded my knowledge of design further into Environmental and Signage graphics during graduate school while focusing on Wayfinding. Since 2016, I have held the position of Graphic Designer for Legrand, North & Central America's Central Marketing department, where I work on internal and externally facing projects focused on branding.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, visiting local breweries and traveling. Send me a message if you ever want to chat or need consultation on a project.

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Legrand, North & Central America

West Hartford, CT

April 2016 - Present

Graphic Designer

Reports directly to the Creative Director for Legrand, North & Central America (LNCA). Defines distinctive visual brands identity for Legrand. Collaborates with interdepartmental groups to apply best practices to branded materials. Develops concepts into campaigns for both internal and external materials.


Ryan Thorp Designs

Middletown, CT

April 2014 - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

Brand and visual identity design. Past client work includes logo and identity design, identity redesign, and brand application/execution. Contact for further details on specific projects.


Foley Carrier Services

 Hartford, CT

January 2016 - April 2016

Part-Time Graphic Designer

Multidisciplinary role designing both printed & digital assets. Created multimedia presentations and animations for digital screens. Retrofitted documents into interactive EPUBs. Developed and stationery and other printed materials.



Central Connecticut State University

Master of Arts

M.A. in Information Design

August 2014 - December 2015 Connecticut, United States

Thesis topic: Wayfinding


Central Connecticut State University

Bachelor of Arts

B.A. in (Graphic/Information) Design

August 2010 - May 2014 New Britain, Connecticut, United States