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John Ryan
Worked at Unicef
Attended Art Center College of Design
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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Exciting to see some of my work in print!
Summer 2013's MISC magazine featured some of my work in an article on Art Center's Media Design Practices grad program.
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I'm contributing to the ‘Gesture + Interaction Design’ panel at Silicon Beach Festival this Thursday morning.
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A project I put together last week:
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Finally got a video online of my thesis proposal presentation (audio and slides) from the end of last term:

https://vimeo.com/44359046
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A brief write-up on yesterday's Creative Mornings breakfast lecture which I attended featuring Bre Pettis of Makerbot.
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Really enjoyed the opportunity to speak as part of Silicon Beach Festival's "Gesture and Interaction Design" panel.

I presented some work and ideas that myself and Andrew Nagata (www.andrewnagata.com) have been working on. 
Presenting some work, and ideas on physical and embodied interaction design, by myself and Andrew Nagata at Silicon Beach Festival's "Gesture and Interaction Design" panel.
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Maybe #iOS7 needs some more work, but this video expresses beautifully what I love about Apple’s design philosophy:
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Will do +John Ryan, it's just a browser extension for now and we've got the basics working, but we're learning as we go on the interface construction. So may take some while, but determined to ship someday.
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An article I wrote for the UNICEF stories of innovation blog on the mHealth projects I'm working on this summer.
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Just published a new blog post on embracing failure.
The week before leaving for New York, I finally passed my California drivers exam. On my third attempt. I passed my Irish driving test (the first time!) over 10 years ago, so when I arrived in the US....
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Wow, this is very like Facebook!
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it's like facebook, but everyone who really loves facebook probably won't come here ... which makes it very unlike facebook in a very good way! feels a little bit elite at the moment! :)
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Occupation
Designer & Creative Technologist
Skills
Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Graphic Design, Creative Direction, Concept Development, Design Strategy, Front-end Web Development, Software & Hardware Prototyping
Employment
  • Unicef
    Design Fellow, 2012 - 2012
    Working in UNICEF's Tech Innovation Team, my primary project involved research, facilitating a series of workshops (working with frog design and ThoughtsWorks teams) and design of a visual framework for UNICEF’s global mHealth strategy.
  • Life Forms Design
    Owner, Creative Director/Lead Designer, 2005 - 2011
    I founded and ran a small digital creative studio working with people, pixels and print. Working with a network of freelance subcontractors, I lead teams that provided creative solutions for over 100 clients from Ireland, UK, Europe and USA, including: Fáilte Ireland (Irish tourism board), Dublin Port, The Brand Union, Universal Music Ireland, Vagrant Records (Santa Monica), Believe Digital (UK), Tyrone Productions (leading Irish TV company), Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan‘s Purse (Ireland), Tearfund, and The Leprosy Mission.
  • Independent Software Partnership
    Founding Partner, Lead Designer, 2010 - 2013
    Along with my business partner, Padraig Kennedy, we created several successful Mac applications, including: Mountee, a popular web development tool used by leading web agencies (Happy Cog, Blue State Digital), and, Picturescue, a photo-recovery app for iOS devices. While conception and product design were shared tasks, I was solely responsible for the branding, artwork, interface design and websites for our products.
  • 3Rock Youth
    In-house Designer, 2003 - 2005
    Brand design, corporate identity work, graphic design, web design, Apple IT support and multimedia support for live events.
  • Exodus Software
    Web Developer, 2003 - 2005
    HTML, ASP, ASP.NET, SQL and PHP web development work, as well as general IT support, software development and general design work.
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Currently
Los Angeles, CA
Previously
New York, NY - Belfast, UK - Dublin, Ireland
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My knowledge and skills bridge the gap between creative, informed thinking and technical skill, allowing me to develop both strategies and solutions in a variety of media.
Introduction
I am a highly motivated, entrepreneurial designer with a proven history of academic and professional excellence, with over 5 years‘ experience running a successful owner-managed business. I also have considerable team experience and strong leadership skills built on involvement in academic, commercial, volunteer and artistic projects.
Bragging rights
I'm Irish!
Education
  • Art Center College of Design
    MFA Media Design, 2011 - 2013
    Research-led critical, technical and speculative design across a variety of media. The program focusses on the implications of developing technologies, including the emerging new roles for the designer.
  • Dublin City University
    B.Sc. Multimedia, 2001 - 2005
    A grounding in the tools used for developing many multimedia products.
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