NICOLE RACQUEL RYAN_

An interaction & visual designer, specializing in UX/UI design with a background in graphic design and commercial photography.

Contact:
nic@nicoleracquel.com
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EDUCATION_
2009-2013
Academy of Art University, CA
MFA, School of Graphic Design

2000-2005
Western Washington University, WA
BA, Studio Art Photography

SKILLS_
UI design and interaction design for web and mobile.
> Visual design for screen and print, including illustration, and design systems.
> Digital and analog photography with batch post-processing and silkscreen printing.

RECOGNITION_
Brand New Awards
2011 Winner, Student Category for Comprehensive Identity Design and Brand Guidelines for Stetson rebrand project.

UI Innovations Patents. Contributed to three design patents pending, specifically for a custom mobile device in 2014.


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE_
09.2013-present
Senior UX/UI Designer at HERE, a Nokia company, Sunnyvale, CA
UI and interaction design for a single-purpose mobile product, with a supporting iOS companion app, website, “Making of” book and packaging material. Specifically, creating a visual system from concept to production with a multidisciplinary project team. 

Highlights include:
> Lead designer for multiple UI components.
Designing complete pixel-perfect iconography system.
Working directly with product management and engineering leads.
Led UI copyrighting to create a consistent voice that reflects the brand.

06.2011-ongoing
Designer, San Francisco, CA
Contract design projects across various formats, including interaction, UI and visual design for mobile apps, identity systems, marketing collateral, print and digital layouts and packaging. 

06.2012–12.2012
Design Intern at UNIT partners, San Francisco, CA
Digital and print design, primarily in identity branding, print layout, and web design, studio photography and editing, and general office duties.

12.2005–ongoing
Commercial Photographer, Seattle, WA & San Francisco, CA
Event, commercial and studio photography projects, including lighting set-ups and post-production work. 

05.2008–09.2013
Second Photographer with Chris Gendron Photography, Seattle, WA
Wedding photography work as the second photographer and lighting set-up. 

02.2006–2010
Photographer Assistant for Richard Brown Photography, Seattle, WA
Pre-production, studio lighting set-up, and photo editing/processing for web, print and catalogue projects.