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About me

Hi there! I’m assuming you’ve landed here to learn a little more about me.

 

Well, I’m a UX designer (currently located in Seattle, WA), with over 5 years of experience identifying & solving user problems through intentional design. I am a strict believer in the Double Diamond method.. discover, define, develop and deliver. Cycling through this process allows me to identify customer problems, and deliver various design solutions to those problems via thorough competitive teardowns, user research, qual+quant data, & clear KPI’s.

 

I pride myself on partnering closely with product and engineering teams throughout my process and acting as the “glue” that keeps projects running smoothly. My peers would classify me as “over-communicative”. I’m never afraid to ask the tough (or obvious) questions, and I’m always inclined to push back when necessary.

 

My work across the e-commerce and travel industries has helped millions of users achieve their goals, across dozens of responsive web & native iOS/Android products.

 

My focus areas


Design systems, interactive prototyping, storytelling, dev+product collaboration, process optimization + planning, user research, end-to-end user flows

   Work Experience

Expedia Group – Seattle, WA

UX Designer II  |  Sep 2018 – Present

REI Co-op – Seattle, WA

UX Designer II  |  July 2017 – Sep 2018

QVC – West Chester, PA

UX Designer  |  Aug 2014 – July 2017

   Education

Iowa State University – 6 Credits In

M.S. Human Computer Interaction (online)

West Chester University – 2015

B.S. Marketing | Minor in Graphic Design

10 Fun Facts About Ryan

1. I’m married to an amazing woman

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2. I have a fur-child named Odin

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3. I’m the son of a school teacher and a United States Marine

My parents are two badass individuals. From a young age, they instilled in me the virtues of hard-work and sacrifice. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for all that you do!

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4. Family first, everything else second

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5. Before I was a designer, I was a fine-artist

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6. I tell people I’m from Philadelphia, PA… but I’m actually from Amish Country, PA

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7. I love exploring the outdoors

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8. I love taking photos of the outdoors

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9. I speak in “Michael Scott”

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10. I was a hipster before it was cool to be a hipster

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