A Craftsman of Memorable Experiences
Hello! My name is Ryan, and I’m a user experience designer. That's what I do, but who am I? Well, if I was going to make a Venn diagram to describe myself... oh wait, I did!
Why those three people? Well, with Steve Jobs I share a love of simplicity, creating elegantly intuitive products, and wowing customers. With Mr. Rogers I share a love of delighting people, empowering them to be their best selves, and I believe that telling meaningful stories can change the world. And Alan Watts and I share a love for philosophy, exploring the deep mysteries of the universe, and we both have excellent facial hair.
I have seventeen-years of experience in design focusing on the creation of websites and web apps, UX design, and brand creation and development. I’m also an illustrator, and in my spare time, I love to design adorable characters and creating delightful animations.
I have cultivated many skills, but I am not a jack-of-all-trades. What I am is a craftsman who’s highly skilled in abilities like empathy, creativity, problem-solving, and simplifying complexity that can powerfully drive many tasks and roles.
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My Design Process
The results I create are simple and elegant, but the process of getting there is quite complex and powered by sharply focused intention. Check out the My Process page for insight into how I think, and what it’s like to work with me (spoiler alert: it's delightful). :)