About / Resumé

Hello, I'm Ryan. I'm a multidisciplinary designer and problem solver.

I’m driven to learn why people do what they do so I can create experiences that are intuitive and successful. I’ve helped rethink, prototype and design solutions to help bring empathy and simplicty into complex problems.

Currently, I am a Product Designer at Masonite where I help simplify the home remodeling experience for contractors and homeowners with the Advisar platform, as well as help build the IoT experience for homeowners that want to incorporate a connected door to their smart home.

Previously at Chargebacks911, I helped design solutions across multiple product teams and ship multiple enterprise payments applications from concept to production.

I help bring an understanding of designing successful experiences, with research, marketing, engineers, PMs and directors.

parag.ryan@gmail.com941.735.6602ryanparag.com
Professional Experience
Masonite
Product Designer (March 2019 - Present)

Working on multiple product experiences for the Advisar platform, which helps flatten and simplify the home remodeling experience for homeowners and contractors in new and emerging markets.

I also help build the IoT experience that helps homeowners connect a Masonite door system to their smart home through our cutting-edge cloud platform.

Chargebacks911
Product Designer (March 2016 - March 2019)

Lead designer working between multiple engineering, executive, and marketing teams. Led the design of two legacy applications and one new application for clients in the enterprise payments space. Worked on UX flows, design systems, rapid prototyping, user journeys, marketing assets, and live product. Increased qualified web traffic by 400% and inbound leads by 250%.

GrapaLab
Freelance (2009 - Present)

Managed product and branding projects for clients like World Rugby, the governing body of rugby , LinkMe, a meeting app startup, and Patellini's, an Italian restaurant chain, Soleventure, and host other clients

Xcenda
Healthcare Analyst (June 2013 - May 2016)

Analyzed data to measure pharmaceutical outcomes, investigated key business problems through quantitative analyses of pharmaceutical cost data. Helped forecast business decisions against market outcomes and parent company (AmerisourceBergen) goals. Verfied report data in relation to population demographics, cost, and insurance.

Skills
  • Interface Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • UX, ideation and Workflows
  • Interaction and UI design
  • Branding
  • User Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Communication Design
  • Front-end Development
  • Product Strategy
Tools
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Git
  • HTML/CSS/JS
  • React
  • Gatsby
  • Node & Firebase
  • Airtable
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Principle
  • Framer
  • Invision
  • SQL/R/Python
  • CMS platforms
Design Approach

Small Details vs. Business Needs. I like to envision products from end-to-end — from the smallest interaction to the design system it sits in, and how it impacts the larger business strategy.

Collaboration I like connecting at the individual level and across silos, bubbling up different points of view. I think having a shared vision helps design a product that everyone is excited to build.

T-shaped I don't think designers are defined by the tools we use — I think our ability to be flexible in the tools we use and how we look at unique problems characterize a product designer. I think our toolbox should be defined by the problems-at-hand and how we can work with our surrounding teams.

Education
University of South Florida
M.S. Certificate - Applied Biostatistics (2015 - 2016)
University of Central Florida
B.S. Biology, B.S. Health Informatics (2008 - 2012)
Certifications
IBM
Enterprise Design Thinking (2020)
IDEO
Foundations in Design Thinking (2019)