Ryan Freitas

I'm the co-founder of about.me, and I lead our product team in designing and building the site. I have spent the better part of two decades working as an interaction and user experience designer. Creating about.me allowed me to leap into the role of full-time entrepreneur and product designer. I am also an advisor and investor (Blue Bottle Coffee, Luna, Branch, Sprintly, GigaOm) in small companies that focus on building the best possible human experiences. Originally from Upstate New York, I took the opportunity to live and work in Copenhagen, Tokyo, and Stockholm before settling down in San Francisco. I left design in 2001 to spend three years as a line cook under Chefs Michael Mina and Laurent Manrique at Aqua. Previously: artificial intelligence researcher, Tcl/Tk developer, collegiate fencer. Currently: avid runner, politics junkie and the delighted father of a spirited two-year old boy.