Ryan specializes in product strategy and design for mobile and social. He works with early stage startups to advise, define, iterate, and launch fun and usable experiences like Citymaps—winner of the Best New App in the Apple App Store, June of 2014.
Before resuming startup life, Ryan worked as a UX designer on Google Search. His focus was on the Ask Google UI for web, mobile, and tablet. In 2009, 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.
In the beginning, he kicked it off at a handful of startups that crashed and burned 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 and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. Recently he began thinking about how the Internet of Things (IOT) is emerging and attempting to change user behavior for better or worse.
User Experience Design
In this course, students learn to build wireframes, implement best practices for common design patterns and analyze business goals from a user perspective.
User Experience Design Bootcamp
Immerse yourself in a full day of user experience design fundamentals and walk away with an actual mobile prototype.
Debate Club - an event series in partnership with GA, TNW & LMHQ.
User Experience Design Immersive
Ten weeks. All day. Monday through Friday. Learn the skills of a UX designer and put them to work while building a comprehensive portfolio.
General Assembly's 'Product Lab'
In General Assembly's intensive four day "Product Lab", students will receive training on developing a business idea, concept ideation, and pitching a product for launch.
GA Open House: Ponce City Market
Curious about General Assembly's upcoming part-time courses and what it's like to be a GA student? Join our instructors and staff for an open house!