Ryan Freitas

Designer in San Francisco, California

Ryan Freitas

Designer in San Francisco, California

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I'm the director of Product Design at Uber. I'm also the co-founder and former Chief Product Officer of about.me. I've spent the better part of two decades working as an interaction and user experience designer. In addition to my regular work, I have advised and invested in a small portfolio of companies looking to create compelling human experiences.

Originally from Upstate New York, I've had the opportunity to live and work in Copenhagen, Tokyo, and Stockholm, ultimately 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. These days I mostly cook for my family.

Previously: artificial intelligence researcher, Tcl/Tk developer, collegiate fencer. Currently: avid runner, politics junkie and the delighted father of a spirited four-year old boy.

[Photo credit Helena Price]

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