Experience

 

Hello there /
I'm ryan KItson

I strive to build a tangible bridge between digital and physical interfaces. Developing adaptable UI systems that enable nimble feature enhancement through iteration, which ultimately makes building great products a hell of a lot more fun. 

 

 

2014 / 2017
LEAD UX AT SAVANT  

Led team of UX/UI designers at our NYC studio. Responsible for architecture and execution of experiences across product ecosystem. Developed product stories during initial concept phase. Designed experience across software and hardware interfaces. Coordinated with cross function teams including product, development and engineering teams from concept through to product release. In coordination with communication design team, built responsive framework for marketing website.  

05.2016 / Savant Remote & Savant App
10.2014 / Savant Pro App 

 

 

2012 / 2014
Senior UX of Digital Products at Nook

Directed the vision and process of customer flows, wireframes, and user interface specifications at NOOK. Ensured consistency of products, enforced standard UI patterns and guidelines across all deliverables. Partnered with key groups across the organization to provided feedback; Shared UX vision with key cross-functional teams, including Product Management, Technology, and Design. Traveled between bi-costal creative and development teams. In coordination with development teams, used HTML/CSS/SASS to create responsive emails, rich push notifications, mobile web applications, and front-end visual architecture for an international responsive eCommerce website.  

10.2012 / NOOK UK International

 

 

2010 / 2012
ART DIRECTOR AT FLIGHTPATH

Art Director at Digital Agency in NYC. Art Direction & Design For Major Digital Interactive Campaigns. Managed team of designers and production resources. Designed IA, UX of websites and iOS/Android applications. Led team thru research, discovery, interaction and visual design. Coordinated with developers and front-end programmers to ensure functional usability. Clients included; Goya Foods, Tishman, Lifetime Television, Merk, Aol., BMW, Time Warner, News Corp., The New Yorker, New York Public Library, The Allstate Foundation.

 

 

2011
INTERACTIVE DESIGNER
AT THE DAILY

Original team that launched The Daily, the first ever daily iPad news publication. Designed content templates and developed grid framework to optimize production workflow with development. On site contract in partnership with Flightpath. 

 

 

2009 / 2010
senior Designer AT FLIGHTPATH

 

 

2007 / 2009
DESIGNER AT FLIGHTPATH