Ryan Nguyen: Create

Identify. Analyze. Design. Create. Ryan approaches each challenge in the packaging industry with this exceptional view. He believes the world can be aesthetically designed; where form follows function, and everything could be solved with a great design. Ryan got into the packaging world by chance and is completely in awe of it. Packaging is the first point of contact that the buyer sees, and while we try not to judge a book by its cover, we can’t help it, and first impression matters.

Ryan Nguyen is a graphic artist and an illustrator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at the University of South Florida. He joined UPA with a curiosity of the packaging world and noticed ample opportunities to utilize his knowledge. This esoteric and infinite industry led him to learn more about how to package products and ship them through the supply chain. Ryan would like to use his knowledge to start his own creative design company and consultancy for packaging graphic designs.

“The world can be aesthetically designed; where form follows function, and everything could be solved with a great design.”

MEET THE UPA BOARD

Envision

Envision

Janice Loppe
“I know there is a huge need for what we do for the packaging community. It’s why I envision a vibrant future ahead for UPA.”
Outreach

Outreach

Ismael Santiago
“To outreach is to take that first step towards others, to add value and to serve. It’s the big why behind packaging and UPA.”
Challenge

Challenge

Judy Estrada
“I love a challenge and I know what we’re creating at UPA for packaging goes far beyond your typical networking association.”
Innovate

Innovate

Andy Draybuck
“To innovate in packaging is to invent or discover new and better ways of doing things. That’s what we’re doing with UPA.”
Connect

Connect

Joe Davila
“UPA is the conduit for people to connect with each other. Welcoming, listening and building relationships in packaging.”
Enthuse

Enthuse

Dana Vaughn
“Everyday I’m enthused to make a difference for packaging, doing things, big and small with clients, colleagues and community.”
Curiosity

Curiosity

Leroy Presley
Curiosity is the primary strength Leroy brings to the table. “We are faced with a unique opportunity to showcase change. Why not make it fun?”
Create

Create

Ryan Nguyen
“The world can be aesthetically designed; where form follows function, and everything could be solved with a great design.”