I am fascinated by the complexities of the things around us. In these complexities, I look for imperfections. These flaws are where beauty lives; they become the foundation for other ideas, and through these ideas, I strive to find - and communicate - simplicity. Art empowers the worlds of design and engineering. Art makes us smarter.
My approach to solving any kind of design problem is to find a common thread between the user's experience with something, and the engineering neccesary to design a viable response to that experience. It's not enough anymore to just react to current design trends; I think about where we're heading as a culture and where we'll be five years from now.
Engineering provides an intelligent structure to my work. I am able to use tools and techniques that facilitate solid, economic answers to things like material science, manufacturing design, and fabrication processes. It is through rigorous engineering that great projects emerge. You can't have design without engineering.
AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER.
AN INDUSTRIAL ARTIST.
A PRODUCT MANAGER.
A CREATIVE DIRECTOR.
A VISUAL DESIGNER.
A PROTOTYPE BUILDER.
A HARDWARE MAKER.
The projects I engage in range from public to personal, from functional to conceptual, from commercial to meaningless...
I figure out what someone needs, then I make it for them.
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Fix This Planet
Pat Ryan an industrial artist and engineer working in multiple areas and disciplines in order to merge pure artistic expression with applied design to produce a defined user experience.
I make things that are fun to look at or easy to use. I'm not a complexifier.
For the past 20 years or so, I have designed custom architecture and built interior spaces. In that time, I have watched the evolution of our physical environments merge with our digital environments. Because this is a fascinating thing to me, I have been working with projects that mash up and blend our digital and physical worlds. Through the use of web-enabled architecture and objects, I am building applications and products that come together in a place that is defined by a simple rule: we inhabit everything, everywhere, all the time.
I have many interests and I usually re-create my connections to these interests frequently. However, I am guided by a consistent belief in the creative uses of technology and using technology for the benefit of our planet (and beyond) versus using it to deny, deplete, or destroy.
As a believer in the power of networked human connectivity, I find the application of social computing, ubiquitous computing, and user-interfaces a wonderful medium in which to work.
I love complexity, but I strive for simplicity.
It's pretty easy!
213 915 4595
Denver, Colorado USA.
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