Ryan McCarthy

Aurora, Colorado, US

Lead Product Designer at STARZ, UI/UX Craftsman, Digital Design Unicorn, Media Artisan
Ryan's Skills
Product Design
User Experience
Technical
Product Management
Growth
Design
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Fundraising
Operations
Growth
Business Development
Recruiting
Programming
Sales
Background

Age Group

36-55

About Ryan

I lead people so that we can all achieve the impossible. As a young man I believed that nothing was impossible. I was taught that if I can dream it then I can do it. This mentality has grown with me.

I believe that work doesn’t have to suck. I believe that passion for a job well done can drive creative innovation. I believe that my job doesn’t take away from my family, but enhances our lives because we are part of something greater than ourselves.

For the past 20+ years I have lived and breathed the user centered design, digital experiences, and the multimedia realm. Whether it’s website creation, managing a team, ui design, ux flows and wireframes, prototyping or creative direction for a mobile app, my passion for smart design and innovation is alive in everything I do.

Work Experience

Lead Product Designer

STARZ

February 2016 - Today

As the lead product designer I am responsible for all current and future designs of the Starz digital platforms web and tv platforms. This includes all international releases (currently 5 countries and 31 planned by Q1 2020), domestic releases of Roku, Samsung TV, Android TV, tvOS, and web platforms. If I am not A/B testing on the web to increase conversions and retention I am creating new experiences and feature enhancements for the product team. I work closely with executives to help enhance our product across the world by interpreting feature requests, enhancements, and adding to our product from the a/b and user testing results.

Manger of User Interface

Charter Communications

November 2014 - February 2016

I was responsible for managing and directing a team of 5 designers on the flag ship $50 million dollar+ project in execution, wireframes, flows, mocks, pixel perfect designs, user experience, hardware, testing, and innovative and current design practices for the TV user interface. We had a daily use of 24 million subscribers. • Create and manage the user experience and user interface from concept to creation. This included a design system in Sketch. • Prototype interfaces for user testing, visual presentations, and concepts. • Worked closely with product owners to bring requirements too pixel perfect designs to deliver to development. • Worked closely with the development team in an agile environment to bring my teams designs and interfaces to code and production.

Product Designer (Contract)

SPEX / Fieldtek Inc.

July 2014 - November 2014

As the sole product designer for iOS handheld and iPad application I was responsible for the user interface and user experience from concept, wireframes, mock ups, and pixel perfect design and assets. Along with the iOS platform I also created the SPEX platform web application UI and UX from start to finish (wireframes to actual production code). As part of my duties I created the marketing website, branding and presentations. The marketing website used Wordpress for the CMS and ruby on rails for the back office client side web app. The design, code and SEO strategies fell under my responsibilities to gain customer acquisition and grow investor interest.

Sr. Web & Graphic Designer

MyWedding.com

November 2013 - July 2014

As the senior web designer and graphic designer at MyWedding.com I was able to wear a lot of hats and work on a lot of different projects. Be it being the art director on photo shoots or redesigning landing pages and user experiences on the web. Some highlights of the projects I did were: • Worked closely in an agile environment with the development team to produce dynamic web applications. • Created and Art directed the first MyWedding.com publication magazine for online and print. • Produced short films for MyWedding.com extras and web content. • Lead a small team to prototype the mywedding.com web creation portal used by over 1 million brides monthly.

Multimedia Director

Unbridled Solutions

November 2011 - July 2013

My role was to create websites, proposals, presentation templates, and multimedia animations and video productions for all internal and external clients. One big accomplishment was the redesign and rebrand of the unbridledsolutions.com website. • Created multiple website and registration portals for clients such as Sunovion, Illumina, Red Robin, Dish, Salt Conference, ServiceNow, and UPS. • Created from start to finish production videos and shorts for conferences and conference clients. • Supported print media with art direction and production on conference themes, logos, digital signage and portals, and traditional signage.

Sr. Digital Designer

Qualvu

November 2010 - November 2011

Qualvu (a start-up in Golden, CO) helped their clients find their truth by delivering new insights from market research through a primarily video-based methodology to gather rich insights that drive decision-making and enable our clients to get closer to their customers than ever before. I was able to work with clients such as Home Depot, Sams Club, What-a-burger, Toyota, Infinity, and Disney to design top notch stylized reports to visualize data and call out video snippets.

Sr. Web Designer & Graphic Designer

Electronic Solutions Inc.

November 2007 - November 2010

Graphic designer for Electronic Solutions Inc, a Hunter Douglas owned company. • Created a print catalog of over 200 productions. Each photographed and edited by myself. • Designed and maintained the website for Electronic Solutions, Inc. • Art direction and logo creation for product lines within the Electronic Solutions Inc product family.

Web & Graphic Designer

Colorproductive

October 2005 - November 2007

In house graphic designer for Coldwell Banker Devonshire in Cherry Creek North (Denver, CO). • Managed a daily intake of 15 - 30 print projects. • Created innovative and visually interesting templates for Agents to market their properties. • Created and maintained a flash website and PHP development for the Colorproductive web to print system.

Education

The Art Institute

DIGITAL MEDIA & WEB TECHNOLOGIES

2007 - 2009