Ryan is working on the future of personal and social maps as the Head of Product + UX at Citymaps. With 12+ years of experience shipping disruptive products, Ryan distills the core business objectives and translates them in to engaging, fun, and useful experiences.
Previously he was at Google where he worked with the Knowledge team as a UX designer on Search, focusing on the Ask Google UI.
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 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 in New York City.