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I'm Ryan Shih

rwshih@gmail.com / LinkedIn↗ / Resume

I'm a product designer based in NYC, building interfaces for people, designers, and occasionally people that are designers.

Recently, I was building design systems @ BlockFi. Currently open to new opportunities, let's chat! 🤙

Here's some work I'm passionate about↓

Product

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About


Growing up as a Taiwanese-American in Germany, I always found ways to interact with others without language (hand gestures did the trick).

Now, as a former architect turned product designer, I form meaningful connections with people by making ideas come to life.

The hand gestures are still there ✌️

You can probably find me:
    Exploring one of NYC Chinatown's cash-only restaurants
    Researching and building mechanical keyboards
    Playing Pokemon... or Valorant... or Overwatch...

BlockFi

How might we build a complete design system to support a full Web, iOS, and Android redesign?

Discord

Can we reinvent how Discord traditionally handles onboarding for a new user base?

Stockholm Olympics

What can the future of branded event streaming services look like?

Blossoms↗

Can flowers be coded into generative art using P5.js libraries?

Adding Matter

How does traditional Japanese joinery inform the future of computation and wood construction?

Medium↗

Writing about product design, half-baked opinions, and other miscellaneous musings.