Welcome! I'm Aryn Shelander and am a visual and experience designer in the San Francisco, Bay Area. All my designs are inspired by the "human-centered design" process, which focuses on "need-finding," empathic understanding, synthesizing the experience into it's essential parts.  Please email me at goaryn@gmail.com to continue the conversation on design.   

Visual + Experience Designer

Experience Design With any design, it's important to envision the experience the user wants to have and then design to fit their needs. While studying body-conscious design with Galen Cranz, a professor at UC Berkeley, I became acutely aware of the pain people experience from having a single, 90 degree seating option.  I rendered and built this chair, which enables many different ways to sit and promotes greater blood flow throughout the body.   

Experience Design

With any design, it's important to envision the experience the user wants to have and then design to fit their needs. While studying body-conscious design with Galen Cranz, a professor at UC Berkeley, I became acutely aware of the pain people experience from having a single, 90 degree seating option.  I rendered and built this chair, which enables many different ways to sit and promotes greater blood flow throughout the body. 

 

Graphic Design Lucky Fellas came to me with an idea sketched on a napkin. WIth Photoshop, Illustrator and a few iterations, we created the dog toy that  the founder had been dreaming of. 

Graphic Design

Lucky Fellas came to me with an idea sketched on a napkin. WIth Photoshop, Illustrator and a few iterations, we created the dog toy that  the founder had been dreaming of. 

Interface Design I created this conceptual design of a 'tactile' user interface after my own hunt for an alarm clock app proved disappointing. I wanted a way to visually represent the time of multiple alarms throughout the day, so the user would have a clear visual of how much time until their next alarm was set to go off. 

Interface Design

I created this conceptual design of a 'tactile' user interface after my own hunt for an alarm clock app proved disappointing. I wanted a way to visually represent the time of multiple alarms throughout the day, so the user would have a clear visual of how much time until their next alarm was set to go off. 

 

Hi, my name is Aryn Shelander 

I thrive on creating positive and highly functional experiences for people. Whether it's through interface design or product management, it all boils down to the user experience. When we feel well and function well in a sustainable way, then design is achieving its ultimate goal: to improve the well-being of the world.

 As an ENTJ, I tend to spill over with ideas, have a highly collaborative nature, and deduce thoughts and opinions in a straight forward manner. Feel free to contact me to discuss any future product, interface, or design needs. 

 

My best contributions come in the form of: 

Experience Design     Graphic Design     Interface Design     Social Engineering     User Research   

 

 

 

Current

Currently I am the Mobile UX/UI designer for Weather Underground. To see some of my work check out WunderStation, the first app that enables a deep analysis of historical weather, current conditions and forecasted weather data. 

 

 

 

Past work

At Microsoft, I conducted large user research studies. Our team conducted surveys, machine learning to create a unique personalized product that helped create Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant. 

 

 

Life focus

My life is focused on building long term well-being. I constantly study positive psychology, cognitive science and shifting societies to help inform decisions. I hope that by figuring out what behaviors and practices bring present happiness and long term well-being, we can bring real progress to our communities.