Ryan Varick

I am a product designer in San Francisco.

Experience

Bleacher Report

Interaction DesignerJuly 2013 – February 2015

I redesigned the writing and publishing tools used by the world's second largest sports website. I also designed Bleacher Report's app for Xbox One and created a style guide for designers across the company.

Wells Fargo

Interaction DesignerFebruary 2011 – December 2012

I designed mobile banking products for the web, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and text messaging. While I was there, mobile rose from obscurity to overtake desktop as the majority of daily sessions.

Nokia

Interface DesignerApril 2010 – January 2011

I worked on messaging software for Symbian smartphones, coordinating contributions from visual designers, prototype developers, localization experts, and technical writers.

Good Technology (formerly Motorola)

Interaction DesignerFebruary 2009 – March 2010

I ported a mobile collaboration suite from Windows Mobile to iPhone and webOS, creating lightweight design documentation for the sprint team. I was the design lead for six major releases to the App Store.

Motorola (Good Technology Group)

Experience DesignerJanuary 2008 – February 2009

I designed one of the first mobile device management tools for corporate IT departments. I produced wireframes, flow diagrams, comps, and HTML-based interface specifications over the course of three releases.

Contact Information

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 330-282-6078

Education

M.S., Human-Computer Interaction Design

Indiana University – School of Informatics

B.S., Computer Science

Indiana University – College of Arts & Sciences

Skills & Proficiencies

Methods

  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Scenario & Use Case Generation
  • Whiteboard & Sticky Note Abuse
  • Paper & HTML Prototyping
  • Flow Diagramming
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing & Storyboarding
  • Interface Design
  • Qualitative Usability Testing
  • Cross-Channel/Service Design

Tools

  • Wireframes – Axure, Omnigraffle, Visio
  • Prototypes – HTML/CSS/Javascript, Framer, Node
  • Assets – Photoshop, Pixelmator, Sketch

Professional Affiliations

  • ACM, SIGCHI, BayCHI
  • Interaction Design Association
  • UX Book Club San Francisco