Ryan Arthur O’Connor


Ryan Arthur O’Connor



Ryan Arthur O’Connor – a designer, researcher, and new media artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ryan is a champion of creating an accessible and equitable design space, spending time this year to create the group Good Start, an online community for designers to pool resources, give feedback, and connect with one another. He works as a Designer with the UWM Union Marketing Department supporting design projects for student lead organizations, as well as an Undergraduate Researcher in the UWM Immersive Media Lab. He holds an unwavering curiosity for design and image making leading to consistent contributions in local design projects.

In his free time, he can be found wandering antique stores, stockpiling books, hoarding house plants, skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking, and donating to Wikipedia. Exploring and experiencing new things – culture, architecture, foods, and nature have all expanded the inspirations for his design work.

Design Team

Team Person 1:
Mentor: Chris Willey

Team Person 2:
Design Student: Sam Kotrba

Team Person 3:
User Testing: Hanna Norland

High School & Notable Teachers

Middleton High School
Luis Perez



Each Teach is a skill trading app that allows you to teach and learn from people in your community. The app functions as a way to connect with others in your area and trade skills to one another creating self-learning communities. We believe large change originates with small steps and that creating a space for people to connect, learn, and teach will lay the ground work to create communities ready for large scale change.


To inspire and connect communities through small incremental education leading to widespread and deep-rooted community involvement.


Create widespread and deep-rooted community involvement through informal education.