Ryan is working on the future of personal and social maps at Citymaps as the Head of Product + UX. Previously he was at Google where he worked with the Knowledge team as a UX designer on Search, and prior to that at Myspace where he helped destroy and reinvent the social network with a focus on entertainment and music, and later to lead the UX and design team for mobile.
Prior to that, he did the agency and consulting thing, creating social products and web apps for clients like MTV and NBC to name a few. In the beginning, he kicked it off at a handful of startups that crashed during the first dot-com bubble, quickly learning what worked and what didn't.
Ryan holds a BFA in design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.