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Ryan Dodd

Ryan Dodd

Designer
Chicago, IL, United States
Member since February 5, 2018
Ryan has more than 18 years of experience in UX research, design, and innovation. He has spent the last decade in leadership roles for interactive and cross-platform media, digital content strategy, user research, interaction design, information architecture and innovative digital analytics practices.
Ryan is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Press Ganey Online
  • Hyatt Guest Experience
  • Homeland Security Counter Terrorism Solution
  • Claire's eCommerce Website Redesign and Mobile eCommerce App
  • GGP Properties Responsive Website and Mobile App
  • CCC Enterprise Designs
Employment
  • Senior Vice President, Product Design
    2017 - 2018
    Guaranteed Rate
    • Acted as an SVP of product design for Guaranteed Rate which has been disrupting the mortgage industry for over a decade by providing a secure full-service online process.
    • Worked hand-in-hand with the CIO and partnered with marketing and business groups to build out a consistent experience and prioritized product roadmap across their program of multiple solutions for both loan officers and customers.
    • Managed a team of four designers, six product catalysts, and two researchers.
    • Quickly established a domain roadmap and new UX/product design process utilizing Sketch, InVision and a live style guide to support rapid development goals.
    • Led the initiative to establish development churn KPIs as well as specific ways to increase velocity across each development team.
    • Integrated, as a team, the “Jobs to be Done” platform in terms of feature priority and product marketing.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Atomic.io, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Practice Area Lead, Experience Design
    2016 - 2017
    Slalom Consulting
    • Joined Slalom Chicago/Midwest to establish a stronger product management and experience design methodologies within the digital solutions practice.
    • Helped, while working with two other leads, build out several innovative experiences across Slalom’s clients in regard to their brand, service, customer products, and digital solutions, as well as guide the design thinking methodologies throughout their services.
    • Contributed to the launch of the Hyatt digital experience—building out a mobile and wearable hospitality app that would expand the Hyatt brand in terms of leading revolutionary technology across all their properties.
    • Worked, with a team, for 13 months designing and building out a “smart office” for Cushman Wakefield that was also integrated with a mobile app, a custom developed enterprise system for collaboration and time management, as well as a virtual-reality-enabled client emersion room.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, JavaScript. React.js
Education
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Marketing and Product Innovation
    2006 - 2008
    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Master of Computer Science degree in Human-computer Interaction (HCI)
    2004 - 2006
    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Web Design
    2000 - 2004
    Kendall College of Art and Design - Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Experience
  • User Testing20 years
  • Brand Development20 years
  • UI Design20 years
  • Design Thinking12 years
  • Atomic Design10 years
  • Material-UI8 years
  • InVision5 years
  • Sketch 45 years
Tools
  • Sketch 4
  • InVision
Chicago, IL, United States
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