Ryan Snelson

About

UX/UI WTF

 
 

I began as a Designer with a background in Interaction and Visual Design, dabbled in Code, then moved to User Experience and Strategy, where I've been creating and shipping products for over 15 years. I'm looking for ambitious people who want to solve ambitious problems—specifically in mobile, social, video, and hardware. View my apps or drop a note below. 

BIO

Ryan Snelson is a design leader specializing in User Experience and Product Strategy. He 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.

Ryan has focused the majority of his career in startups and tech companies. He was a designer on Google Search (2011), and lead the mobile team at Myspace (2009-11)—creating 6 social apps on iOS/Android. In 2014 he Co-founded Fusar where he worked with Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering to invent new products for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Most recently, he's been involved with 360 cameras and Live Streaming

 

WORK Highlights

CITYMAPS Role: Head of Product & UX Created a social map product from scratch. Featured as Best New App in Apple App Store. Acquired by TripAdvisor.

CITYMAPS

Role: Head of Product & UX
Created a social map product from scratch. Featured as Best New App in Apple App Store. Acquired by TripAdvisor.

FUSAR Role: Co-founder, Director of UX Hardware startup initially focused on Augmented Reality. Defined and created new hardware and software products. Helped raise $1.1M in seed funding. Found the pivot.

FUSAR

Role: Co-founder, Director of UX
Hardware startup initially focused on Augmented Reality. Defined and created new hardware and software products. Helped raise $1.1M in seed funding. Found the pivot.

VIDEO FEEDBACK Project: Photography Except for the occasional errors we might encounter while trying to connect everyday electronics, video feedback is rarely seen or given any thought. Here are some new variations.

VIDEO FEEDBACK

Project: Photography
Except for the occasional errors we might encounter while trying to connect everyday electronics, video feedback is rarely seen or given any thought. Here are some new variations.


EXPERTISE

USER EXPERIENCE Research, Ideation, User Testing, Competitive Analysis, Content Strategy, Information Architecture, User Flows.

USER EXPERIENCE

Research, Ideation, User Testing, Competitive Analysis, Content Strategy, Information Architecture, User Flows.

LEADERSHIP Writing, Speaking, Mentoring, Directing, Managing.

LEADERSHIP

Writing, Speaking, Mentoring, Directing, Managing.

PRODUCT STRATEGY Feature Definition/Prioritization, Roadmap, Tech Integration, Analysis, Pivoting, MVP-ing.

PRODUCT STRATEGY

Feature Definition/Prioritization, Roadmap, Tech Integration, Analysis, Pivoting, MVP-ing.

USER INTERFACE Product Design, Visual Design, Prototyping, Sketching, Native Mobile, Responsive, AR.

USER INTERFACE

Product Design, Visual Design, Prototyping, Sketching, Native Mobile, Responsive, AR.


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