I’m a Product Designer based in the UK. Driven by my intrigue in people, culture and sustainability, I have sought to lead a diverse practice throughout my career to date.

Having applied design to a variety of contexts and environments, I am inspired by the tangible value that design can add to the relationships between people, brands, products and services. In particular, I find solving problems that address data and behaviour infinitely rewarding.

I currently work as a Lead Designer at Infogrid; an IOT startup that combines sensor data with AI to make buildings smarter and more sustainable. Before this I worked at Signal Noise (part of The Economist Group), Frog (UK), Wieden+Kennedy and Applied Wayfinding among others. My time in these studios enabled me to create user centered digital products to drive digital transformation, innovative brand communications and identities, wayfinding systems for cities and national institutions, and new ways of working in a large agency setting.

My personal work has been invaluable in finding my voice and graphic style throughout my career, particularly in the area of typographic design. It has also received numerous graphic design awards. 

Recommendations

Ronan is an exceptionally thoughtful designer that is equally comfortable at the fuzzy front-end of any project where strategic positioning is key, through to crafting the fine details. In the year we worked together, I was consistently blown away by his ability to incorporate a diverse range of practical skills to craft the products we worked on. It’s one thing to tackle projects with design systems in mind, its an entirely different thing when you start incorporating motion and 3D to the mix. Ronan made it possible for us to reimagine our approach to our customer’s challenges.

VICTOR SZILAGYI – HEAD OF PRODUCT AT SEDNA SYSTEMS

Ronan is a highly skilled lead product designer with a strong and evident passion for product. His deep domain expertise at Infogrid meant we could place all new starters under his leadership and know they would be up and running in no time. He did the extensive work that ensured that he was a subject matter expert and worked seamlessly alongside our product managers to ensure our CX was optimized in an incredibly nascent market - meaning our customers were guided seamlessly to the data points that were meaningful for them. Ronan was a highly valued member of our product leadership team and I personally enjoyed working with him and would hire him again in a heartbeat!

BECKY YELLAND – VP OF PRODUCT AT INFOGRID

Ronan is an exceptionally talented designer. To me, that means that you can rely on him for quality, effort, communication and character. Reliance is no small thing, it is built up over time, and is the output of consistency. To have this across all disciplines is an exceptional talent and one that is an absolute delight to work with. If you're lucky enough to have done so, you'll know what I'm talking about.

OWEN MANBY – PRODUCT MANAGER AT SIGNAL NOISE

Other information

AWARDS

EXHIBITIONS

'Future Forms of Typography' – Motyf Symposium, 2018
'TypeSet' – Offset, 2016
'Fresh Talent' – Irish Design, 2015
'Coming Home' – Hen's Teeth, 2015

EDUCATION

BA Design for Visual Communication
First Class Honours (IADT)

LECTURES AND TALKS

Professional Pathways – IADT, Dun Laoghaire
Pi People – London