• hello.
    i'm a designer, hacker, and curiosity maker.
  • portfolio
    • I updated One Concern's public site and helped build out its enterprise mapping platform for Emergency Operation Centers.
    • Dakuto is a site where you can annotate and share code or any body of text.
    • Sudo is a service that helps top engineering talent talk with potential co-workers at top tech companies.
    • Over Coffee is a mobile app that is a kin to Tinder for Jobs. You can swipe through potential job openings and only get connected if there's a mutual match.
    • Get Experts was a platform for anyone to get real-time advice from any expert over live video.
    • A Type of Love was a site I built for a Valentine's day PR stunt at Kahnoodle. We ended up with orders all around the world from people who wanted to send their loved one's something special.
    • I revamped Kahnoodle's couple app's landing page to have a cleaner look.
    • Trifecta Blocks Challege is the first iOS game that I designed and built with Kris Fields during App Academy.
    • Sunscape is the very first iOS app that I built to hit the App Store.
    • This was an app called Raydar - aimed to help find the sunniest locations nearby for a day trip in the near future.
    • Unicorn Findr was demo site that I built intended for a startup idea.
    • Elections is a game that I designed and one of the many products I worked on while at Tagged.
    • Earthnook was a project of mine from Founder Labs that helped users find the best hotel rooms.
    • I designed and developed the new Lat22 website.
    • This was a project that came out of Startup Weekend. Go check out Market YoYo!
    • Martini Yellow was another mobile project that came out of Startup Weekend.
    • For almost 3 years at Microsoft I helped redesign Windows Live and it's new profile, identity, and social sharing experiences.
  • creations
  • about
    I'm an engineer turned designer with extensive experience in web and mobile services and applications, specializing in social networks, games, dating, ubiquitous computing, interactive media, gis, mapping and more. I'm interested in early-stage startups and companies making impactful change on societal behaviors, especially those rethinking how new technology can be used for the betterment of the day to day.
    My past work has received both print and digital coverage in PC Gamer Magazine, Wired.com, Engadget.com, Gothamist.com, NationalGeographic.com, and CBS News online. My projects have also been accepted to conferences such as Ars Electronica Festival, Conflux Festival and TEDxBayArea/TEDWomen.
    I hold a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and a master's degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). I have worked previously at Microsoft Research, Verizon FiOS TV, Intel, MIT Media Lab, and Seagate among others.
    My resume can be found here: pdf
    I can be reached via email here: ran (at) ephexi (dot) com