I’m a BS/MS student at Johns Hopkins with a deep interest in mobile engineering and longtime enthusiasm for advancements in consumer technology. I grew up in Silicon Valley, waited nine hours for the first iPhone as a 5th grader and have worked on several iOS apps since.
I am most proficient in Swift, Go, and Java, experimenting with full-stack development as I’ve gained more software engineering experience. Hardware design interests me too, especially digital circuits, and I’ve experimented with some signal analysis on the JHU ECE Design Team. 
My extensive design and communication skills are both a testament to my attention to detail and a valuable asset for any projects that require presentations, formatting, data visualization, promotional materials, UX considerations, photography, technological competence or the like. Clients from National Geographic to venture capitalists have used my work.
I love leading people to develop creative and thoughtful ideas. I co-authored and designed The Global Silicon Valley Handbook and four nationally ranked yearbooks, organizing unstructured ideas into products well suited for their target markets. I’ve also built a 3D printer, and have some minor CAD experience.
Personally, I’m into tech, history and space science, and I’d be happy to chat with you casually or professionally.

My Skills


Adobe Creative Cloud & Photography









Premiere Pro


After Effects



Camera Equipment

Nikon D600 DSLR
NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens
SB-800 Speedlight

Programming Languages
Software and Hardware Skills
  • Xcode, iOS, Apple Watch
  • Intermediate experience with Objective-C, C, C++
  • Database systems
  • Familiar with PHP/MySQL
  • WordPress / web design / basic HTML and CSS
  • Object CAD in PTC Creo
  • 3D Printing
  • LT Spice
  • CAD Design of VLSI Circuits
  • Digital circuit analysis and creation (virtual and breadboard)
  • iPhone and computer repair
  • See my coursework and associated projects
Miscellaneous Interests
  • History
  • Cosmology
  • Travel
  • Cooking
  • Workspace design
  • Finance and venture capital, after my experience at Global Silicon Valley

Ryan stopped at nothing to get all the details just right and I highly admire his ability to create something from scratch without much guidance—an entrepreneurial quality that will serve him and his teams well. I look forward to working with Ryan on other projects in the future, if I can be so fortunate.

Li Jiang, Venture Capitalist at GSV Asset Management

Working under Ryan at the Carillon showed me what passionate, talented, and dedicated leadership looks like. Ryan always went the extra mile to ensure perfection while also maintaining incredible efficiency. He's an inventive designer, passionate engineer always looking for problems to solve, and charismatic individual who inspires success.

Chanan Walia, Successive Editor-in-Chief at the Carillon

Hopkins Menus App

Check the FFC and Nolan’s cafeteria menus at Johns Hopkins. The app displays the most relevant menu based on your preferences, time and location. It even notifies you when food items you liked in the past are being served today.

Recent Portfolio Work and Posts

Hopkins Hillel Hillel Israel Fair Poster

September 21, 2016

Ryan Demo Logo

Three-tone personal logo.

Valentine’s Day Gift

3D printed object I made for my girlfriend.

Hopkins Hillel Event Poster

Marketing materials for event put on by Hopkins Hillel.

PTC Creo CAD Examples

Basic CAD designs covering most modeling features of PTC Creo, done in preparation for ECE Design Team.

Service Robotics Case Studies

Designed and edited Silicon Valley Robotics' November 2015 Case Studies on Service Robotics.

GPU Issues on MacBook Pro 17″ macOS 10.12.1

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Updated:  While this fixed the issue for a few days, it popped back up. I removed all the NVIDIA Cuda files as specified on the Apple forums, and it fixed…

Johns Hopkins students build 3-D printers from the ground up

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Featured in official communications channel from JHU. Repost from article by Rachel Chism From a whimsical gadget to New Balance shoes to simulated organs, you can “print out” almost anything…

InDesign to After Effects Workflow

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With augmented reality adding a new level of interaction to print media, it’s been useful on some occasions to get an InDesign file into After Effects to animate its parts, like…

I’m a software and hardware development student with a deep iOS background, published books and years of design experience.

Work Experience

Atlassian provides the tools to help every team unleash their full potential. With flagship products JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, BitBucket, Trello, SourceTree and StatusPage, 50,000+ corporate customers depend on Atlassian software daily.

Atlassian, Inc.

Mountain View, CA and San Francisco, CA
June 2016 – August 2016
Developer Intern
  • Wrote Health Monitor iOS app using RxSwift, Swinject, MVVM; set company example for an iOS app that uses reactive architecture

  • Won global company hackathon for creating a new, reusable mobile sign-up and payment flow for all Atlassian iOS apps

The Johns Hopkins Corrie mobile health solution aims to reinvent the cardiac patient’s inpatient and outpatient experience to assist those who have suffered a heart attack.

Corrie Health

Baltimore, MD
October 2016 – present
Lead iOS Developer
  • Architect and implement CareKit and ResearchKit-based app for Johns Hopkins Medicine to coordinate outpatient cardiac care and digitize hospital discharge

  • Contribute modules and ideas to Apple’s open-source CareKit framework

  • Oversee iOS engineering for Corrie Health, including existing and new initiatives

  • Lead graphic and UI/UX design; produce promotional videos

  • Led weekly iOS call with Apple engineers during earlier stages of development

Fusiform Medical Devices, a seed-funded Johns Hopkins startup, creates a pipeline for 3D scanning to 3D printing orthotics through its web platform CAST.

Fusiform, Inc.

Baltimore, MD
March 2016 – present
Lead iOS Engineer
  • Architect, build and test iPad app and associated framework that interface with CAST, Auth0, TrueVault and Intercom

  • Integrated Structure Sensor SDK to 3D scan body parts and upload directly to CAST

  • Currently developing 3D annotations and an iPhone counterpart app

Atlassian provides the tools to help every team unleash their full potential. With flagship products JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, BitBucket, SourceTree and StatusPage, 50,000+ corporate customers depend on Atlassian software daily.

Atlassian, Inc.

Mountain View, CA and San Francisco, CA
May 2016 – August 2016
Mobile Development Intern
  • Developed and reviewed core libraries for mobile JIRA, Confluence and HipChat on the Mobile Platform team; worked in Scrum

  • Benchmarked React Native vs. native code on iOS and Android; wrote results and recommendations for Atlassian’s tech stack

  • Won third place out of 27 teams at the SF office hackathon for creating an internal company directory app in 24 hours

GSV is a $550M AUM growth equity venture with a $350M net asset flagship venture fund publicly traded on the NASDAQ (GSVC) that invests in private, high-growth companies such as Palantir, Twitter and a private vehicle.

Global Silicon Valley Asset Management

Woodside, CA
June 2015 – September 2015
Summer Associate
  • Designed the Global Silicon Valley Handbook, a 156-page book profiling and ranking the world’s top 50 hottest startup scenes
  • Utilized venture capital datasets to do the analysis behind the “GSV Innovation Barometer”, a proprietary city ranking system
  • Contributed to weekly partner meetings discussing GSVC and to branding critiques of GSVlabs, a business accelerator

Adobe changes the world through digital experiences. Its creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone from emerging artists to global brands to bring digital creations to life and deliver them at the right moments.


San Jose, CA
July 2013 – August 2013
Employee Communications Intern
  • Updated look and content of dozens of intranet pages using Adobe CQ5; team won third in international My Beautiful Intranet 2014

  • Designed digital signage, companywide announcements and graphics for several projects; work seen by 10,000+ employees

  • Optimized certain pages of adobe.com for search engines (SEO) using the Adobe Marketing Cloud web analytics engine

  • Inventoried over 740 company history videos, audio tapes and documents

The Carillon Yearbook at Bellarmine College Preparatory was recognized six times between 2012 and 2014 as one of the premier high school journalism, design and photography publications in the United States by the National Scholastic Press Association and Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

The Carillon Yearbook

San Jose, CA
May 2012 – July 2014
  • Oversaw all design, journalism and photography for both the print yearbook and online news website, thecarillon.org
  • Managed a staff of more than 60 people, reviewed and edited all content, lead all-staff and editor meetings, and assigned spreads
  • Founded the online news program at Bellarmine
  • Stayed informed of campus events and lead special initiatives such as mobile application development and interactive print
  • Presented five times at national journalism conferences on integrating print and online media

I was featured as the cover story of Herff Jones Publishing’s Yearbook Discoveries Magazine Vol. 18, Issue 2.
Content is on pages 1, 2, 24-25.


Breakthrough Silicon Valley prepares academically motivated middle school students with limited educational opportunities for success in rigorous college-preparatory high schools and four-year colleges, and prepares outstanding high school and college students to enter careers in education.

Breakthrough Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA
October 2012 – May 2014
Algebra 1 Teacher
  • Taught math four hours per week to high potential, underserved middle school students

  • Prepared clear, thoughtful lessons according to Breakthrough’s teaching model
  • Collaborated with other instructors and completed self-evaluations after each lesson

Past Clients

Konica Minolta BIC

Sales one-pagers, PowerPoint cleanups

Silicon Valley Robotics

Service Robotics Case Study Design

ORIC Pharmaceuticals

Corporate Photography and Business Cards


Pioneer Summit Promotional Materials

Dark Knight Media

Branding materials and web design assistance

National Geographic

Photos of the Washington Monument on the 4th of July for a special story on the reconstruction of the National Mall

Bellarmine College Preparatory

Pamphlets, Golden Bell Auction guide, weekly announcement emails, graphics for interactive touchscreen promotional display