Ryan Byrne, Designer in Cape Town, South Africa
Ryan Byrne

Designer in Cape Town, South Africa

Member since November 6, 2019
Ryan is a multidisciplinary designer with a decade of experience in various product lifecycle roles. After being ranked as one of Cape Town's top creative talents by Design Times magazine in 2015 and winning an app of the year award in 2020, he has helped create innovative products for an array of clients, including Standard Bank, Old Mutual, Santam, and others. Ryan is an adaptable creative with a hybrid skill set in visual design, UI/UX, innovation strategy, and product management.
Ryan is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Freelance Designer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Ryan Byrne
    • Researched, prototyped, and tested the dashboard and user portal for Santam insurance, marking their first launch into the digital space.
    • Worked with King James Digital advertising agency as their primary UX consultant helping them expand their offering to their high-value client base.
    • Designed the marketing website for an Italian citizenship company expanding their brand potential and helping them reach new audiences.
    • Helped a telehealth company design and launched its MVP.
    • Helped research and launch an edtech startup that will provide equal access to education to 1,100 students over the next three years.
    Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Product Design, UX Research, Wireframing, UI Design, Human-centered Design (HCD), Product Design, Design Systems
  • Digital Product Designer

    2017 - 2019
    Byte Orbit
    • Managed small product teams consisting of one to five people, including UX/UI designers, UX researchers, and developers, and worked closely with executive teams in strategic decision making.
    • Conceptualized, tested, validated, and developed the UX of a Forex trading application for one of the largest retail banks in Africa.
    • Used human-centered design principles to help a large retail bank conceptualize an evolution to their product and offerings.
    • Developed the UX for a large credit card provider looking to grow their offering and enter the digital space.
    • Ran UX research for a startup looking to help small business owners to manage their businesses using digital means.
    • Created the user experience for a group savings application for Old Mutual South Africa.
    • Consulted with multiple clients on innovation strategy and user experience in various sectors.
    • Helped successfully design, found, and scale a social dining app to 1,000 users in six months.
    Technologies: Figma, UXPin, Jira, iOS, Android, Web UX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Sketch, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Product Design, UX Research, Wireframing, UI Design, Human-centered Design (HCD), Product Design, Design Systems


  • Bachelor's Degree in Design Ideation
    2015 - 2017
    Inscape Education Group - Cape Town, South Africa


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Cape Town, South Africa

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