I'M A UX/UI DESIGNER
With a deep commitment to using quantitative/qualitative research to drive user-centric design, I build beautiful, responsive applications to meet challenges users face in their daily lives. With 5+ years working as a Content Designer, over 1+ years' experience leading UX/UI at ASRV, and currently employed as a UX Designer / Copywriter for Thermo Fisher Scientific, I bring a unique and creative perspective to projects rooted deeply in collaboration, problem solving, and asking the important questions. My mission throughout life is to leverage my empathetic and creative abilities to help people.
Working at ASRV, I've had to wear many creative hats. I’ve contributed to many iterations of the company's products, through this experience I have come to notice areas where efficiency could be increased. I witnessed the company grow its number of employees by 500%, which made it harder for everyone in the company to work towards a common goal without implementing a new structure that embraces the growth of a company. I chose to pursue product design when I realized the kinds of problems I was trying to solve were UX problems.
It became clear that incorporating design thinking with facilitated brainstorm sessions was needed to improve all the company's products in the same direction. These practices result in faster iteration cycles, using our number of different views as a strength, and ensuring that all department products are gauged towards solving the same problem statement. These processes also help make faster changes to our problem statement to better fit the user's needs.
WHY I CHOSE TO PURSUE UX/UI
"Ryan is an extremely devoted and passionate individual. When it came to working on projects and collections together, it was a seamless process. He understands exactly what’s needed to be done and can deliver without straying far from the initial concept. We always pushed each other to get better while staying positive and confident throughout the whole process. I like that we always kept each other accountable, consistently delivering the best we can create, and crafting the most comfortable work environment to foster the best results. If you want to work with somebody who pays the most critical attention to detail, understands the culture, and creates overall beneficial energy, Ryan is your guy."
"Ryan is one of the most talented designers that I’ve worked with. Ryan is a passionate and dedicated designer. He has an eye for detail and is quick to provide solutions. My experience working alongside Ryan was incredible, and it was evident that he loves what he does. If given the opportunity, I would definitely work with Ryan again. I would happily recommend him for design projects."
All three were completed through online classes while I worked a full-time job. I recognize that my ability to complete programs and learn online has always been my strong point. Most people are unmotivated at home and distracted. I thrive because of my ability to zone in on what I want to accomplish, driven by my desire for constant growth. I am confident that I would be an exceptional candidate for any full-time or hybrid remote UX/UI jobs.
MY CURRENT PROCESS
A cognitive, strategic and practical process by which concepts are developed. The ability to perform the process in a non-linear fashion enables quick iteration.
The logo represents what it is like to work with me. The infinite twisting path is symbolic of the iterative design process. There are twists and turns with each iteration that defines innovation. The twisting path revolves around the shape of a water drop. The water drop represents my intentions when I join a new team. Water is essential for all things to thrive. I intend to have the same effect on my team and our users.
MY VIEW ON UX/UI
I believe that the UX/UI community as a whole is what is driving the world to be more efficient. Our purpose is to make anything complex appear simple and intuitive for the user. I’ve stated earlier that my mission throughout life is to leverage my empathetic and creative abilities to help people. I intend on not only helping users but also any team that I join. Making people's lives easier instead of harder is a demonstration of love between humanity. To me, it is a no brainer to fully dedicate my life's contribution to UX/UI.