Ryan Biery

About Me

I am an industrial designer specializing in consumer goods.

In 2016, I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with an industrial design degree ranked number one in the country by Business Insider and US News & World Report.

As a working professional, I have translated user insights into successful products for brands including Samsung, Philips, Omron, Thermos and Protocol NY.

 
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Kaleidoscope

Industrial Designer

September 2017 - May 2019

As an industrial designer, I am regularly design lead on projects. In addition to the responsibilities I had as a Jr. Designer, I determine the focus and scope of design research, build point of view pieces based on immersion work, define the creative vision of sketch sessions, take responsibility for the quality of work leaving the studio, and present final round work directly to clients.

 

Jr. Industrial Designer

September 2016 - September 2017

As a junior industrial designer, I was a regular contributor throughout the design process. My main responsibilities were concept generation, sketching, 3D modeling, and coordination with the shops as they built prototypes. I also gained experience setting the creative direction of several projects as design lead, and presented my own work to executive leadership.

 

Industrial Design Intern

June 2016 - September 2016

As an intern, my main responsibility was to provide the other industrial designers with content. I gathered research through retail audits, built competitive landscapes, documented user pain points, and analyzed trends. On several projects, I contributed sketches and 3D models.

 
 
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Gravitytank

Industrial Design Intern

January 2015 - February 2015

As an industrial design intern at Gravitytank, I collaborated with researchers, strategists, and interaction designers to define low-fidelity, upstream concepts for one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Working at the very beginning of the innovation pipeline, we conducted in-depth user research and translated the resultant insights into rendered concepts. Lastly, we made white model "works-like" prototypes of these concepts for further consumer testing before compiling our insights into a presentable deck for the client.

 
 
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Protocol NY

Industrial Design Intern

June 2014 - September 2014

As an industrial design intern at Protocol NY, I developed concepts for their Multi Smart line. My main responsibility was to conceptualize new products and create sketches that defined their proportions, materials, and finishes. Once these sketches were approved for further development, I modeled them in Solidworks and 3d printed 1:1 scale prototypes that proved the feasibility of my ideas. Ownership patented the best ideas and even gave me inventor credit.