Innovation is about solving people’s problems in a way that’s meaningful to them in the context of their lives. It’s about finding ways to design services, products, and experiences that help people achieve their goals. It’s about making life better for people. Ryan works in the areas of; brand identity development, design implementation, innovation and execution. He delivers workshops, brainstorming, benchmark and design driver setting, concept development and new business area mapping.

Work Samples

  • Design Research Methodology

  • Supercapacitor Toothbrush Concept

Work History

  • Consultant Analyst

    • PA Consulting Group
    • Mar 2012 - Present (2 years 5 months)

    Ryan is part of the design team at PA. Offering an insight driven human-centred approach to products, services, systems & experiences.

  • Analyst

    • PA Consulting Group
    • Sep 2010 - Mar 2012 (1 year 6 months)

    Ryan is part of the design team at PA. Offering an insight driven human-centred approach to products, services, systems & experiences.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Hoover Candy
    • Oct 2008 - Sep 2009 (11 months)

    Working directly with the Italian marketing team, Ryan was responsible for concept rendering, instructions for use (IFU), user manuals, and the design of product packaging.

    Ryan worked for Hoover after building a successful relationship with both the R&D manager and Seperations manager during a product development partnership at the University of Strathclyde.

  • Student Tutor

    • University of Strathclyde
    • Jan 2009 - May 2009 (4 months)

    Specialist Industrial Design class as part of the departments technical degree. Asked by class lecturer to return to ID class as a teaching assistant. This entails the assistance to third year students and support to class lecturers.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • PER Design
    • Jun 2008 - Oct 2008 (4 months)

    This summer internship gave Ryan the opportunity to travel to Beijing and work with a senior design and innovation team. The experience gave key insights and learnings in regard to; software skills, internal presentations, networking, client meetings, and international relations. The most beneficial period was when he was able to develop his engineering skills during extensive collaborations with mechanical engineers to detail design his concepts. Ryan's final two design contributions to the company were chosen by clients for mass production in China.

Education

  • Northumbria University

    • MA Distinction Design
    • 2009 - 2010

    Ryan specialised in primary design research and creative thinking. His MA dissertation was around design ethnography to understand problem/opportunities and how design could dissolve into these behavioural issues to create meaningful solutions. His client work with P&G, Polyphotonix, and Massimo Dutti was focused primarily in creative design thinking and innovation management to open up projects. Ryan's core industrial design skill base was then tested to explore these ideas to create tangible outcomes.

  • University of Strathclyde

    • Bsc(Hons) Product Design & Innovation
    • 2005 - 2009

    The course offers a broad base of technical studies exploring design and engineering in parallel with manufacturing and commercial enterprise management practices.

Specialties

Awards

Awarded the Industrial Design studentship from the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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