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Welcoming Ryan Heath to Papertrail

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It started with an email through Flickr way back in

  1. Papertrail’s co-founder, Eric Lindvall, saw a portfolio which caught his eye. Eric sent an unsolicited message to the designer, Ryan Heath, using the only method that Eric could find — Flickr. After a few interactions, Ryan began collaborating with the team, and a step that’s felt inevitable has finally happened: we’re thrilled to officially welcome Ryan Heath as Papertrail’s UI caretaker.

Ryan has had a hand in Papertrail’s design since day one, but was always limited by his day job, so we offered him a new one :-)

Until recently, Ryan provided design and Web development consulting, contributing to dozens of sites, Web services, and mobile apps. While client work intrigues him, solving UI/UX problems through product design is his true passion.

As Eric’s reaction to his design work shows, he’s an incredibly talented designer. Ryan also has a few (computer, electrical, software) engineering degrees, and that engineering background helps him understand the problems that Papertrail’s customers use Papertrail to solve. If “Design engineer” was a title, Ryan would have it.

Ryan resides in Morgantown, WV with his wife and two kids. His home office houses, among other things, a plethora of design books, a poster of Don Draper, a printmaker’s desk lamp from the 1950s, a Herman Miller chair, and the infamous contour bottle from Coca-Cola. He’s a collector of objects, to say the least. He enjoys thoughtful design, photography, and golf.

We’ve been fortunate to work with Ryan for years now, and we’re even more excited that he’s joining the team on a full-time basis.