Ryan Smith

I'm a UX designer crafting effective and easy to use experiences for iOS, Android, and the web.

Movement Tracker

The movement tracker helps pregnant moms check baby movements. We wanted to make some enhancements to make movement tracking easier.

User research, UX design, prototyping, visual design

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Vaccine Tracker

As a busy mom you've got a lot on your plate. We wanted to make it easy to check off completed vaccines and see what's due next

UX design, prototyping, visual design

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CalcCalc – iOS Calculator App

CalcCalc is a calculator app I designed, coded, and launched in the App Store to better understand the life cycle of app development from an engineering perspective.

UX design, visual design, development

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Disney World – Get Directions

The Get Directions feature helps guests navigate around the Walt Disney World Resort with turn-by-turn walking directions and transportation information for the iOS and Android mobile app.

UX design, prototyping

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Podcast App – Visual Update for iOS 7

While at Black Pixel, I was asked to refresh the design of our white-labeled podcast framework, to match the updated visual style of iOS 7 and our client's new branding.

Visual design

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About Me

I’ve been designing intuitive and elegant experiences for iOS, Android, and the web since 2011.

Some of the areas in which I excel:

Before design, I worked as a grip in the lighting of commercials, corporate videos, and no-budget features.

I love photography, reading, travel, cars with manual transmissions, motorcyles, coffee, and synthwave music.

What Others Say About Me

"Ryan’s a thorough product designer that excels at finding elegant solutions to design problems. I hired Ryan in 2017 and the quality of his work was always top notch. He was one of the most collaborative members of the team, regularly engaging product, copy, engineering, and QA to improve designs and implement features. Ryan would be an asset to any team."

Sarah Ramsay, former Senior Director, Consumer Strategy at Providence St. Joseph Health

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ryan at Black Pixel. We worked closely together on a number of projects, and I always appreciated his insights and creativity. He truly cares about great design. His keen eye for detail stands out. I enjoyed being in meetings with him because he brings confidence and a clear approach to tackling challenges."

Ronan Rooney, former UX Desginer at Black Pixel