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About Ryan Wallace
Creating human experiences through design is what I specialize in. My passion for user interface, digital marketing and visual experience design allows me to create digital products that go beyond your project goals.

Born and raised in the heart of downtown Toronto while being a student from Humber College Technology & Advanced Learning has given me the launch pad I needed to find my understanding and passion for design. I've been designing products, services, web and mobile interfaces for over four years. Everyday I am learning something new about design. Planning, designing and executing project goals is what I do best.

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The more and more I'm understanding design the more passionate I become. Every product, interface and service I have worked on has give me new skills and experiences that cannot be taught in school. Going through the stages of design is important to me because when I'm creating a product the project goals whether they change or not will not get lost in the design.

Keeping up with the trends and designs is important to me but what is more important to me is understanding which design trend is here to stay verse ones that will fade it away. It takes a lot studying and forecasting to find the right balance of pushing the boundaries while maintaining the product to be legible and user friendly. Being apart of design communities on slack and going to meetups has really helped me as designer. Without the design communities I would be lost in trying to understand what it means to be a designer. A book at that helped me recommend by one of my managers at Baycrest is "Design is a Job" - by Mike Monteiro  

I love design books, I'm always looking for new design books I can get my hands on. One of my personal goals is to have a mini library of books, so far I've collected these books;
Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug,
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman,
The Best Interface Is No Interface by Golden Krishna,
Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gotheif,
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Braden Kowitz

If you have any books to recommend please send me an email, I would love to read it.

One of my goals as a designer is to one day create my own design system or be apart of the team where we can create a design system. One of my early obsessions with design system is the Human Interface design and Material Design systems. I've studies both of these system very closely and understanding why they work in case studies and why they don't always work in some situations. Design systems are apart of any brand and I will be apart of one.

"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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