Retired Buckeye | Egg Farmer | Product Builder | Lacrosse Coach

🥚 About Me

Hi, I am Ryan, a product builder, lacrosse coach, and egg farmer.

Back in 2020, I changed my morning commute from a walk to a NYC subway to an early alarm to feed my goats and chickens in Austin, TX. I never expected to have any animals besides my dog but I could not be happier taking care of three goals and (around) 10 chickens. When I log off from Figma, you will most likely find me outside with my animals or coaching youth lacrosse in the South Austin area.

My product building journey began eight years ago while studying Human-Computer Interaction at Ohio State. My experience in HCI & UX has enabled me to study, empathize and integrate the needs of the user with the possibilities of technology. I have helped launch multiple early-stage startup MVP's, often pre-funding, and even co-founded one of my own. I am very interested in building products driven to remove barriers set by operational infrastructure in the mobility space, in addition to marketplace experiences and EdTech.

Before joining SkillsEngine, as the Senior Product Designer for Zipcar's Fleet Operations Team, I led the discovery and design to introduce a custom fleet management platform developed to leverage vehicle data to improve member expectations and NPS. With a fleet of over 3000+ vehicles, providing the team with vehicle-centric visibility into all issues will increase revenue by operationalizing fleet management, reducing repair times and improving overall customer cleanliness expectations.

UX Toolkit

Prev: Sketch, Adobe XD

Design Thinking

User Flow
Product Roadmap Strategy
Persona Projects
Brainstorm Workshops
Community Building

Design Skills

Information Architecture
Usability Testing
User Research
Design system Management
High-Fidelity Prototyping

Design Toolkit
Product Building

Creative problem solving that starts with people and their needs and integrates technology

Design Thinking Strategy
Web and Mobile App Design
MVP Validation
Startup Operations
Design Tools

You'll find all of my UI design in Figma, but can build using No Code / Low Code Solutions for bootstrapped startups.

Fleet Optimization

My design toolkit is currently driven to improve operational efficiencies by leveraging vehicle data to enhance member expectations.

Fleet Optimization
Issue Management
Reduce Downtime
Preventive Maintenance