Hello! I’m Ryan.👋🏼
I’m currently helping build financial tools as the Design Systems Lead at Aspiration. I love thinking about design from a systems perspective, so I’m always looking for ways to create components and patterns that make it easy for customers to understand and manage their money. Additionally, I care deeply about building workflows and resources for my teammates that empower them to build the best experiences possible.
In my current role, I get to collaborate daily with product managers, engineers, customer support staff, as well as other designers. I enjoy working with kind, smart people who care about the customers they’re building for, and I’m fortunate to be surrounded by a bunch of those folks at Aspiration.
I’ve previously served as the Lead Web Designer for a small agency building websites for both small businesses and global corporations, and the Director of Brand Strategy for a 75-years-strong non-profit organization with more than 400 local chapters throughout the US.
I’ve also had the opportunity to spend time in other fun roles that aren’t quite as closely associated with my current career, such as: Videographer for countless events and projects, Front-of-House Audio Engineer for an outdoor community amphitheatre, Deck Hand on an actual steamboat, Barista at a coffee shop you’ve probably heard of, Singer and/or Guitarist in several bands you probably haven’t heard of, and “the person my family calls when they have computer questions.”
When I’m not working, I spend a lot of my time hanging out with my wife Alyssa, who is also a talented product designer. We have a dog named Ellie — she’s a beagle-terrier mix, and she’s cooler than your dog (but your dog is still cool).