Anthony D'Avella, Principal
Anthony D'Avella is the Founder and Principal of Runyon. He loves the intersection of design thinking and business strategy.
Before founding Runyon, Anthony was a Portfolio Director and Senior Design Lead at IDEO's New York studio for more than 4 years. While at IDEO, Anthony led design projects, grew top client relationships, grew the business design practice, and built the studio’s venture design portfolio.
He mentors and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in the graduate MFA Design Program in the Designer as Entrepreneur track and at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and has also advised startups at TechStars.
Anthony holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School
(2nd Year Honors) and a B.A. cum laude in English and Italian from Middlebury College. When he is not in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, he can be found on a beach somewhere, usually down at the Jersey shore, trying to become a better surfer.
Felipe Garcia, Visual Designer
Felipe Guimarães Garcia is Visual Designer originally from São Paulo, Brazil. He believes that design has the potential to transform how organizations develop products, services, processes, strategies, and cultures. 'Good design is good business.'
In previous roles, he has worked as a designer for FutureBrand, Epigram Brand Union, and Original Champions of Design. He contributed to projects for Asics Sneakers, MasterCard, Telefônica, Reckitt Benckiser, and Nestlé.
Felipe recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts MFA Design + Entrepreneurship program in New York City. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Runyon is the street I grew up on down at the Jersey shore. Since this company is about growth of all kinds - relationships, customers, revenue, and engagement - it just seemed to fit when I was trying to come up with a name.
Runyon is also the name of one of New York’s best storytellers and reporters, Damon Runyon. He created characters that used a “distinctive vernacular style known as "Runyonese": a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang.” I’ve found that designing new businesses and products often requires the same.