***ABOUT RYAN SNELSON***I’m a designer in-and-out of tech, and a product thinker slash entrepreneur. I believe that good design is appropriate and usable, does what it should, and feels good.Since Web1 I’ve worked for companies such as Google, Citymaps, MySpace, and a few early-stage startups that tried really hard—mostly in native mobile and social. I’ve been an Advisor, Instructor, and Co-Founder. I’ve learned that most people have ideas but that few people can explain or execute them. I believe in hype cycles, animated gifs, and that content has become commoditized.I’m currently leading Product and Design on a Spoke within ConsenSys. We’re experimenting with Web3 concepts like decentralization, democracy, and ID. I think of the Blockchain as a world computer that could run Ethereum as an OS.I’m also the creator of Flashback Sticker Attack!, a fun animated sticker pack for iMessage, and Motoveli Motorcycle Magazine—an independent publication for riders and creators.
***AWARDS & RECOGNITION***Hack of the Month SeriesFlashback Sticker Attack!NY Tech Meetup 2018Best New App, CitymapsApple App Store 2014iPhone PhotographyAwards Winner 2010SXSW Web AwardsFinalist 2005
***PAST EVENTS***Guest, Design Notes PodcastGoogle NYCAdvisor, Product Studio CritCornell TechInstructor, UXDGeneral AssemblySpeaker, Lessons LearnedNYU Tandon School of EngineeringMotoveli Motorcycle MagazineIssue 2 Release PartyTriumph BrooklynFacilitator, Product Design WorkshopStink StudiosSpeaker, Augmented RealityNY Hardware MeetupModerator, Can Anyone be an Artist?Debate Club, LMHQSpeaker, Social Models & IoTFjord Design Clinic