Sending your hard-earned money to someone you have never met in person is always a difficult decision, so we want to tell you a bit about the company and the people behind it.
A Bit of History
Ryan Design Studio was formed back in 2003 by Padraic Ryan as an Architectural Services and Web Development company. Yes, those are strange services to be offering together, but Padraic is a licensed Architect and at that time E-Commerce was more of a hobby than a profession. That quickly changed as more and more E-Commerce clients came our way, and eventually we dropped Architecture all together. Today we specialize solely in E-Commerce and E-Commerce Marketing, focusing primarily on the Pinnacle Cart and Spark pay platforms. We have built over 500 successful e-commerce stores for clients all over the world.
Meet the Team
Padraic Ryan – Co-Owner and jack of all trades
Padraic graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Miami. It was the minor in Entrepreneurial Business Management that really sparked his desire to be his own boss though. He handles all of the day to day operation of the business, and he is also the main point of contact for every client. His specialties are in the setup and ‘skinning’ of the cart, as well as optimizing both the design and functionality of the site.
Random facts about Padraic: Lucky enough to be married to Joni and hopes to retire to Ireland one day (hence the lovely Ireland photos all over the web site)
Joni Ryan – Co-Owner and SEO Boss
Joni spent her career as a world-renowned Embryologist, but recently decided she has had enough of the long hours and 4 hour commute. So, we decided to put her considerable talents to work here at RDS. Joni will be handling all of our SEO services, and is also somewhat of a Social Media addict, so you’ll be seeing much more from us in that department as well!
Random facts about Joni: She’s a genius (literally), and pioneered the technique used to freeze and thaw human embryos for IVF.
Carlos Rodriguez – Design Guru
Long-time collaborator Carlos Rodriguez spent many years in the post-production industry as a colorist, working on many of the commercials and music videos you have probably seen on TV. He then spent 3 years working for the Pepsi Center in Denver, doing much of their graphic design and web site development and moved on to a couple of big development firms where he learned the business of mobile apps. Carlos’ specialty is in the overall look and feel of your site. He takes your vision and transforms it into a tangible reality.
Random facts about Carlos: Will one day become a millionaire by making an extremely addictive mobile game
John Heath – Pinnacle Cart Add-On Master
In the early 80’s, John first got his hands on a TRS-80 Color Computer, followed shortly thereafter by a Commodore 64. On these platforms he first taught himself BASIC then Assembly Language programming. By 1985, he had started a career at a county-level government job as a programmer analyst and Unix SysAdmin.
Fast forward 18 years and moving to Arizona, he created SafetyNetWeb, a consulting and ecommerce solutions provider. John has partnered with Ryan Design Studio for over 15 years now, handling all of our Pinnacle Cart add-ons as well as custom development.
Abdallah Mustafa – Hot Shot Programmer
Abdallah graduated from Suez Canal University with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. With more than 10 years experience in software design and development, Abdallah has built add-ons and custom functionality for a number of e-commerce platforms. At this point he probably knows more about Pinnacle Cart than the original developers do.
Abdallah builds all of our fancy custom functionality behind the scenes, and does it faster and with more accuracy than anyone I know. If you can imagine it, he can build it!