Ryan is a UX professional located in New York. Specializing in product strategy, interaction, and visual design, Ryan brings a tactile and realistic approach to an already over-saturated market of ‘me-too’ apps that try to recreate and overshadow the success of their competitors.
His experience in twisting social models, figuring out user needs, and shooting from the hip, empowers and inspires those who work with him to take big risks that lead to positive results.
Most recently Ryan was the Head of Product and UX for Citymaps. In this role, he was at the forefront of defining the product vision from a very early stage. He proposed, lead, and owned each release by distilling business and user objectives, and providing UX and designs that would lay the groundwork for the lifespan of the startup. This helped moved Citymaps out of it’s awkward stage and attract A-player talent and investors.
Previously Ryan was at Google where he worked with the Knowledge team on Search. His focus was on the Ask Google UI for web and tablet, and the first release of Google Now for Android.
Prior to that, Ryan was 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.
Before social networking was a thing, he worked as a Creative Director at a few digital agencies, 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, is a UX instructor at General Assembly, and an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
For project inquiries please use the contact form above, or email ryan at screenkind dot com.