Ryan is a design entrepreneur for early-stage optimists and ambitious thinkers and tinkerers.



Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹

Hi I'm Ryan Snelson, a designer, advisor, and entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, NY. My latest project, Flashback Sticker Attack! is without a doubt the best original animated sticker app of all time. This may be fake news so I'll let you decide for yourself. Download on the App Store for iMessage and feed your text addiction.

You can email me to talk shop, view my apps archive for a glimpse of past work, dive deeper on LinkedIn, or read the Q&A. I'm always looking for brave and thoughtful collaborations and people to learn from.

Besides all this work stuff I've been riding motos since I was a kid. It's an obsession. Riding strengthens my outlook on life and projects, as does commuting on a bicycle or boosted through NYC each day. Everything else becomes more manageable through that lens (photo pun).

Summary ๐ŸŽข

15 years of design and product experience. 8 in native mobile. 4 in social and personalization. 1 year in hardware and augmented reality. Solving a ton of problems that spawned a bunch of failures and a few wins. Former Myspacer, Xoogler, and cofounder. Everything from big tech companies to scrapy startups. I played a major role in the creation of Citymaps, a Social Map Platform (2012-14) as Head of Product and UX, which was featured Best New App in the Apple App Store and acquired by TripAdvisor. In 2016 I lead the design of a 360ยช action camera and social app for an electronics company.

Currently, I'm pursuing AR concepts and attacking special projects.


Product Strategy & Design.
Mobile & Emerging Tech.
User Experience Design.
Social & Personalization.

Upcoming Events ๐Ÿ“†

Intro to UX, General Assembly.

Past Events โ˜‘๏ธ

Product Studio, Cornell Tech.
Social Models & IoT, Fjord.
Product Workshop, Stink Studios.

Awards ๐Ÿ†

2014 Apple App Store,
Best New App, Citymaps.

2015 Best Hardware Startup,
NY TechDay.

2004 SXSW,
Web Finalist.