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




Ryan Snelson is a designer, advisor, and entrepreneur based in New York City. His latest project Flashback Sticker Attack! is now available on the App Store.

Ryan has worked for early-stage startups and tech companies including Google and Myspace among others. He holds a B.F.A. in Design from The School of Visual Arts, and has been creating fun and usable products for over 15 years. Ryan 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 2014 he Co-founded a hardware startup where he worked with Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering to invent new products for motorcycle enthusiasts. In 2016 Ryan worked on a 360ª Action Cam and Live Streaming app.

Currently, Ryan is advising and pursuing special projects.


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

Feature Definition and Prioritization, Roadmap, Tech Integration, Analysis.

Product Design, Visual Design, Prototyping, Sketching, Native Mobile, Responsive, Augmented Reality.

Vision, Writing, Speaking, Mentoring, Directing, Managing, Advising.


Product Studio, Cornell Tech.
Intro to UX, General Assembly.
Social Models, Fjord Design Clinic.
Product Workshop, Stink Studios.


2014 Apple App Store,
Best New App, Citymaps.

2015 Best Hardware Startup,
NY TechDay.

2004 SXSW,
Web Finalist.