Ryan Payne

Among Ryan's many passions: UX, hockey and tofurkey.

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To the Vegas octagon!

Ryan leads all of Kuration’s web development projects.

Despite his youthful appearance, Ryan is an experienced digital media executive with over twenty years of experience delivering creative and technical expertise for web, mobile, IoT, and interactive displays. Ryan is passionate about leveraging digital strategy and design to deliver results for his clients.  He is experienced working directly with brands as well as in partnership with digital agencies supporting brands.

Since 2001, Ryan has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Lush Concepts Inc. (RBC, TVO, Tim Hortons, Toyota, Disney, Sesame Street, Cadbury, Microsoft, General Motors) which empowers clients through a range of services including strategy, design, engineering, prototyping, and systems/hosting. In 2014, Ryan became the Chief Digital Officer of Chatterbox Branding (KFC, Minto Properties) which focuses on full-service digital production for TV, print, and web.

In 2015, Ryan joined Toronto start-up, JobBliss Inc. (SaaS Freelance Relationship Management platform) as Chief Technology Officer. JobBliss is backed by the Ontario Government’s SmartStart Seed Fund and was shortlisted for the Techstars accelerator program. Ryan also advises and invests in a number of Toronto-based start-ups.

Ryan graduated from The Humber School of Media Studies and Information Technology with a focus on advertising and graphic design and he has also taught the Interactive Media Design course at the school. A hockey goalie, rookie triathlete, and avid music fan, Ryan can often be found listening to tunes and breaking a sweat at locations around Toronto.