Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I?

Hello internet.

I'm Ryan Emmans.

I'm a product designer based in Seattle who is drawn to UI and UX design for their unique blend of visual creativity, problem-solving, and psychology. With a prior background in software development, I possess a commitment to building aesthetic web environments that not only captivate and delight, but also provide an inherent understanding of user needs and pain points. I focus on implementing purpose into every pixel that communicates the intention and mindfulness behind my design thinking. The result is a seamless interface of authentically human interactions that elevates the everyday digital experience.

Background

The Before Times

Prior to delving into UX and UI design, my background was quite diverse. I gained substantial experience in various fields, including software development, craft bartending, and even furniture design and fine woodworking. These experiences lended themselves to shaping a blend of hard and soft skills. Transitioning into product design felt like a natural step to follow, merging my hands-on experience with my logistical approach to solving problems and my love for visual design.

The Before Times

Prior to delving into UX and UI design, my background was quite diverse. I gained substantial experience in various fields, including software development, craft bartending, and even furniture design and fine woodworking. These experiences lended themselves to shaping a blend of hard and soft skills. Transitioning into product design felt like a natural step to follow, merging my hands-on experience with my logistical approach to solving problems and my love for visual design.

The Before Times

Prior to delving into UX and UI design, my background was quite diverse. I gained substantial experience in various fields, including software development, craft bartending, and even furniture design and fine woodworking. These experiences lended themselves to shaping a blend of hard and soft skills. Transitioning into product design felt like a natural step to follow, merging my hands-on experience with my logistical approach to solving problems and my love for visual design.

At Present

Attention to detail, consistency, resilience under pressure, effective communication- In addition to my developed technical assets, these crucial skills provide an opportunity to channel my passion for aesthetics and intuitive interfaces into tangible and meaningful solutions. I can further explore my fascination with human behavior and motivation where communication and empathy help me to understand user needs and generate practical feedback. A growth mindset allows me to stay focused through complex projects. Combining these competencies has enabled me to succeed as a designer.

At Present

Attention to detail, consistency, resilience under pressure, effective communication- In addition to my developed technical assets, these crucial skills provide an opportunity to channel my passion for aesthetics and intuitive interfaces into tangible and meaningful solutions. I can further explore my fascination with human behavior and motivation where communication and empathy help me to understand user needs and generate practical feedback. A growth mindset allows me to stay focused through complex projects. Combining these competencies has enabled me to succeed as a designer.

At Present

Attention to detail, consistency, resilience under pressure, effective communication- In addition to my developed technical assets, these crucial skills provide an opportunity to channel my passion for aesthetics and intuitive interfaces into tangible and meaningful solutions. I can further explore my fascination with human behavior and motivation where communication and empathy help me to understand user needs and generate practical feedback. A growth mindset allows me to stay focused through complex projects. Combining these competencies has enabled me to succeed as a designer.

Moving Forward

From identifying and understanding a given problem to establishing a mutual criteria with clients, my contributions within team environments are of unique value. I look forward to collaborating with other designers, developers, and researchers to create innovative and impactful products. My ideal role combines interaction design, UI design, and prototyping, and focuses on improving the lives of others, especially those within marginalized communities. I would like to do what I can and use my skills to make the world a better place in some capacity. My distinctive career path has given me a well-rounded and adaptable character, and my knowledge and drive will prioritize user-centric design in future projects.

Moving Forward

From identifying and understanding a given problem to establishing a mutual criteria with clients, my contributions within team environments are of unique value. I look forward to collaborating with other designers, developers, and researchers to create innovative and impactful products. My ideal role combines interaction design, UI design, and prototyping, and focuses on improving the lives of others, especially those within marginalized communities. I would like to do what I can and use my skills to make the world a better place in some capacity. My distinctive career path has given me a well-rounded and adaptable character, and my knowledge and drive will prioritize user-centric design in future projects.

Moving Forward

From identifying and understanding a given problem to establishing a mutual criteria with clients, my contributions within team environments are of unique value. I look forward to collaborating with other designers, developers, and researchers to create innovative and impactful products. My ideal role combines interaction design, UI design, and prototyping, and focuses on improving the lives of others, especially those within marginalized communities. I would like to do what I can and use my skills to make the world a better place in some capacity. My distinctive career path has given me a well-rounded and adaptable character, and my knowledge and drive will prioritize user-centric design in future projects.

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Experience

Designlab

Dec 2022 — Now

Product Designer

Designlab

Dec 2022 — Now

Product Designer

ZTM Academy

Jan 2022 — Dec 2022

UI / UX Designer

ZTM Academy

Jan 2022 — Dec 2022

UI / UX Designer

Code Fellows

Jun 2021 — Jan 2022

Software Developer

Code Fellows

Jun 2021 — Jan 2022

Software Developer

Skills

UI Design

UI Design

UI Design

Product Design

Product Design

Product Design

Interaction Design

Interaction Design

Interaction Design

UX Design

UX Design

UX Design

Design Systems

Design Systems

Design Systems

Atomic Design

Atomic Design

Atomic Design

Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking

Sitemaps

Sitemaps

Sitemaps

User Flows

User Flows

User Flows

Concept Ideation

Concept Ideation

Concept Ideation

Roadmapping

Roadmapping

Roadmapping

Wireframing

Wireframing

Wireframing

Prototyping

Prototyping

Prototyping

Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Brand Identity

Brand Identity

Brand Identity

Motion Design

Motion Design

Motion Design

Usability Testing

Usability Testing

Usability Testing

Developer Handoff

Developer Handoff

Developer Handoff

Accessibility

Accessibility

Accessibility

Front-End Development

Front-End Development

Front-End Development

Front-End Development

HTML5

HTML5

HTML5

CSS3 / Sass

CSS3 / Sass

CSS3 / Sass

JavaScript / React

JavaScript / React

JavaScript / React

Component Libraries

Component Libraries

Component Libraries

Chrome DevTools

Chrome DevTools

Chrome DevTools

Git / Terminal

Git / Terminal

Git / Terminal

Empathy

Empathy

Empathy

Communication

Communication

Communication

Leadership

Leadership

Leadership

+ More

+ More

+ More

Tools