With so many things technically possible, there's a lot of unnecessary products trying to break through. I look to quickly identify the potential and value of an idea, and turn that into a cohesive strategy that moves the needle for teams, stakeholders, and users. Maybe it's a blue-sky concept that starts from scratch, or a series of tweaks to increase user engagement. I'm looking for ambitious people who want to partner on ambitious things.
Ryan Snelson is a design leader specializing in User Experience and Product Strategy. With a background in Interaction and Visual Design, he has been developing fun and useful 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.
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. Currently, Ryan is consulting on a handful of projects.
Startup Studio, Cornell Tech
Intro to UX, General Assembly NYC
Social Mechanics & IoT, Fjord Design Clinic
Debate Moderator, LMHQ
Guest on UX Podcast (50 mins)
Recent blog posts
Research, Ideation, User Testing, Competitive Analysis, Product Strategy, Content Strategy, Information Architecture, User Flows.
Product Design, Visual Design, Prototyping.
Vision, Feature Definition & Prioritization, Roadmap, Tech Integration, Analysis, Requirements.
Visual Storytelling, Copywriting, Art Direction.
Native Mobile, Augmented Reality, Hardware, Responsive Web.
Speaking, Mentoring, Directing, Managing.