Ryan is working on the future of personal and social maps. With 14+ years of experience shipping disruptive products, Ryan distills the core business and user objectives at Citymaps, and translates them into engaging, fun, and useful experiences.
Previously he was at Google where he worked with the Knowledge team as a UX designer on Search. His focus was on the Ask Google UI for web and tablet, and the first release of Google Now for Android. 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 as a Creative Director 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, is a UX instructor at General Assembly, and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast.