Founder and Partner
Anthony D'Avella is the Founder of Runyon and a Partner. He loves the intersection of product design and business strategy.
Runyon is the street that Anthony grew up down at the
Jersey shore. Since this company is about growth of all kinds - relationships, experiences, revenue and engagement - it just seemed to fit when coming up with a name.
Before founding Runyon, Anthony was a Portfolio Director and Senior Design Lead at IDEO's New York studio for 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, daughter and son, he can be found on a beach somewhere, usually down at the Jersey shore, trying to become a better surfer.
Senior Communications Designer
Felipe Guimarães Garcia is a Senior Communications 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 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.