Hi I'm Ren
(they/them)

a lightning-fast learner and multidisciplinary designer inspired by the power of storytelling.

What I Do

Tangible meets virtual

While completing my Bachelor of Interaction Design at Sheridan College, I developed a real passion for using design practices to create tangible experiences. I feel the most curious and driven when I'm working with my hands and discovering how physical and digital worlds can interact with each other.

Recently I did an experiment where I discovered that certain colours of yellow paint disappear under red light and become neon under blue light. I used that knowledge to build a simple Processing project using Kinect motion tracking to hide and reveal text painted on a board through motion.

Designing my own world

Shortly after graduating from Sheridan College with my Bachelor in Interaction Design, I started exploring the world of Blender and 3D modelling to support my interest in the world of AR and VR.

I quickly fell in love with the learning process and the projects I created in my free time, and now I'm finding ways to apply my evolving skills within my current career as a Product Designer!

Always improving

For the last year I have been working at Speer Technologies as a Product Designer, rapidly expanding my skills and applying my experience in UX, UI, visual design, usability and accessibility to our many diverse projects and partners.

I'm working on lots of exciting things I can't share quite yet, but check out our website to get a taste of the awesome work we do!

Tangible meets virtual

While completing my Bachelor of Interaction Design at Sheridan College, I developed a real passion for using design practices to create tangible experiences. I feel the most curious and driven when I'm working with my hands and discovering how physical and digital worlds can interact with each other.

Recently I did an experiment where I discovered that certain colours of yellow paint disappear under red light and become neon under blue light. I used that knowledge to build a simple Processing project using Kinect motion tracking to hide and reveal text painted on a board through motion.

Designing my own world

Shortly after graduating from Sheridan College with my Bachelor in Interaction Design, I started exploring the world of Blender and 3D modelling to support my interest in the world of AR and VR.

I quickly fell in love with the learning process and the projects I created in my free time, and now I'm finding ways to apply my evolving skills within my current career as a Product Designer!

Always improving

For the last year I have been working at Speer Technologies as a Product Designer, rapidly expanding my skills and applying my experience in UX, UI, visual design, usability and accessibility to our many diverse projects and partners.

I'm working on lots of exciting things I can't share quite yet, but check out our website to get a taste of the awesome work we do!
For me, design and creation doesn't stop outside of work hours, although the work I do in my free-time may look pretty different from what I do as a product designer. One of my biggest passions is discovering ways to connect physical and digital worlds through interaction.

Recently I did an experiment where I discovered that certain colours of yellow paint disappear under red light and become neon under blue light. I used that knowledge to build a simple Processing project using Kinect motion tracking to hide and reveal text painted on a board through motion.
Shortly after graduating from Sheridan College with my Bachelor in Interaction Design, I started exploring the world of Blender and 3D modelling to support my interest in the world of AR and VR.

I quickly fell in love with the learning process and the projects I created in my free time, and now I'm finding ways to apply my evolving skills within my current career as a Product Designer!
For the last year I have been working at Speer Technologies as a Product Designer, rapidly expanding my skills and applying my experience in UX, UI, visual design, usability and accessibility to our many diverse projects and partners.

I'm working on lots of exciting things I can't share quite yet, but check out our website to get a taste of the awesome work we do!

I'd love to get to know you too!

Send me an email if you'd like to set up some time to chat, you can also find me on LinkedIn and Instagram if you'd like to see more of my work!
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Ren Black
Multidisciplinary Designer
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