Ryan Dudek

Greetings

I am Ryan Dudek, a software engineer based out of (not always) sunny Philadelphia. I am passionate about building awesome and accessible user experiences. I consider myself to be framework agnostic, but have experience with many different development platforms.

Currently, I am a UX Tech Lead (aka Vice President of Keeping it Awesome) at EY Design Studio PHL in Philadelphia, PA. If you are interested in learning more about me, check out my resume. When I am not online, I enjoy the great outdoors, coffee, art, photography, cooking, baking, reading, and being active. Ask me about my many fake business ventures that are run by my pseudonym - Randy Duke.

So long, and thanks for all the fish,
Ryan

A photo of Ryan drinking a cup of coffee

Professional Experience

  • EY Design Studio PHL (formerly Intuitive Company)

    2015 - Present (studio.ey.com)
    UX Tech Lead (2018 - present)
    Senior UX Developer (2015 - 2018)
    Collaborated in multi-disciplinary teams to design, create, and develop usable and accessible web and mobile applications. Led development on and launched an in-house research application to deliver research to clients in a usable, beautiful, and dynamic way. Assisted in usability research efforts. Trained coworkers from a variety of disciplines how to test for and understand accessibility. Built internal applications and assisted in the creation of internal processes. Promoted the company and our work through presentations and meetups.

  • EPAM Systems (formerly Empathy Lab)

    2010 - 2015 (www.epam.com)
    Senior Software Engineer (2014 - 2015)
    Front End Web Developer (2010 - 2014)
    Collaborated with coworkers across disciplines to produce web applications for an assortment of clients across multiple business units. Provided solutions to user experience and interface design departments. Rapidly built prototypes for sales pitches and for client presentations. Provided solutions for accessible and multi-lingual issues in designs. Assisted in the development of a Responsive Web Design workflow across departments. Led and participated in technical book discussion groups.

  • Home Front Communications

    2007 - 2010 (www.homefrontdc.com)
    Front End Web Developer
    Used semantic HTML and CSS to lay out web designs. Built and maintained Drupal content management systems for clients. Added site functionality with jQuery.

  • Screenmatter

    2007 (www.screenmatter.com)
    Freelance Front End Developer
    Created semantic XHTML and ASP.NET markup. Worked within guidelines of excellent search engine optimization. Used strict CSS to lay out web designs.

  • US News & World Report

    2006 - 2007 (www.usnews.com)
    Associate Producer - New Media
    Generated HTML for news stories. Posted content to website, compressed video and audio for streaming. Recorded, edited, and mastered audio.