Specialist in soft-sided product, ranging from small photo-bags to backpacks and full sized luggage. Dedicated to creating appropriate product for the market, that is loyal to brand DNA and generates a fun and surprising user experience.
Currently Ryan is an equipment designer for The North Face. For any questions please contact me via email or Coroflot.
June 2011- Present. The North Face. Equipment Designer:
Sept 2006- June 2011. THULE Carry Solutions. Industrial Designer
Designing cases, bags, and luggage that fit the user's lifestyle and bolster the brand identity THULE and Case Logic aspire to. Responsible for managing design and development of various product lines from concept to finished product. Review and revise each sample round. Travel to China for collaboration with factories on product. Collaborated, designed, and delivered presentations of concepts to Elekson and Microsoft. Performed market and fashion research, and contributed to semi-annual color and trend documents. Trips to trade shows:Primiere Vision (Paris), Mipel, and Ante-Prima (Milan), Outdoor Retailer (Salt Lake), Action Sports Retailer (San Diego).
2006. NA Tech. Industrial Designer
Invent new product ideas by applying patented company technology. Document and market products via brochures. Conducted market research, user research. Presented conceptual products to various companies: NIKE, Northropp Grumman.
Managed and developed resources for delivery and product training, represented company at Shiptek conference.
2006 Boulder Lake Lodge - Wrangler/Guide
Guided trips through the Bridger Teton wilderness. Taking guests fishing, hunting, and touring across rough unforgiving terrain. One of the most treasured experiences in my life.
2005. Fletemeyer and Lee Associates. Freelance Designer.
Developed product, managed a team of students in creating a business plan and presenting it to a business panel.
2004. Tetra Fish Tanks :
Sketching and developing concepts for a National Geographic themed tank and accessories.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
graduated magna cum laude