Hello there

I am Ryan Arnell. I’m an Austin, TX based UX & Front-End Engineer with more than 8 years of well rounded experience. After all these years of working closely with designers, I am passionate about developing products with a great user experience and efficient, error-free, scalable coding.

More about me

My background

I was born and raised in Bangladesh, and I graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from KUET. After working in Bangladesh for few years, I had the opportunity to work in Singapore and Australia for 3 years. I then moved to Austin, TX in 2012, to obtain my MBA from St. Edward’s University. I graduated in 2014 and have been working at design studios here in Austin since then.

I have experience working with a diverse set of companies. Over the years, I have not only developed the technical skills required in this ever-changing field, but I have also focused on cultivating my interpersonal skills to work with teams who have different cultural background.


My skills

Front End

HTML5  & CSS3, Javascript (Angular, Node, D3, vis), Jquery, Ajax, JSON, XML, PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, WordPress, Apache, Jenkins, Git, SVN

Design & UX

Axure, Microsoft Visio, Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, InDesign, 3DS Max, Origami, Aperture, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro


Google Analytics (certified), Google Tag Manager (certified), Omniture, IBM Digital Analytics

Social Media

Facebook api, Twitter api, Hootsuite, Facebook Insights, Spredfast


IT Strategy, Project Management, Team management, Agile/Scrum, Kanban, Sharepoint, JIRA


Keynote, MS Office, OpenGL, Marketo, Magento, Optimizely,  AWS

Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial Finder

My professional projects

I work with designers and developers for UX designing,  prototyping & development.

For development I work with css3 & html5,  javascript, angular.js, node.js social api’s, SEO techniques, responsive design, ajax, progressive enhancement.

For UX design and prototyping I work with  Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote.

My personal projects

Besides my full time profession, I founded a startup digital agency where I consult clients with their online presence and social media marketing. It often involves going through a process of assessment of their current situation, analyzing their goals, suggesting proposal based on analytics and implementing these through website redesign, social media revamp etc.I have worked with many local companies here in Austin as well as in Australia, Belgium, Sweden and Bangladesh.

My passion

Photography and Videography are one of my biggest passions, and I consider myself not only a hobbyist photographer but I also strive to incorporate my photography and videography skills whenever possible for projects I work on. I have taken photography courses in Singapore and I have experience in portraits, construction, food and product photography.

My education, certification & awards

I graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh in 2005. I am an active IEEE member since then. I completed my MBA from St. Edward’s University in 2012. I had my internship with Springbox during this period. I also worked with TAB (Texas Association of Business) as their Digital Brand Consultant.

I am a Google Analytics and Google Tag manager certified professional. I also have certification on social media management from Hootsuite and certification on photography from Cathay Photos Singapore.

Iftekharul Islam Certification

Seminars and Meetups

I am always eager to learn and keep myself updated with the new techniques and technology. I have attended SXSW Interactive and SXSW Film since I moved here in US. I have written many blog posts sharing my knowledge about what I have learned.

I am also an active member of Austin WordPress and Refresh Austin meetup groups.

Conferences and Tradeshows

I am also a big fan of innovation. I attend international Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) which showcases thousands exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more every year.

Iftekharul is about the nicest guy I have ever worked with. He rarely if ever gets upset, and does a superb job at coding websites on the front end. He even gets his hands dirty in the back end which is a rare quality. Iftekharul is unique in that he also has talents in photography and interactive design. I am very honored to have worked with Iftekharul and hope we cross paths again in the future.

Tom HudsonTechnical Director at thirteen23Linkedin

Iftekharul was working for an IBM Business Partner while I was working for IBM. I was his  supervisor and mentor. The project lasted for almost a year. I can only describe Iftekharul’s work ethic as outstanding. Since he was located in Singapore while I worked in Germany we had to cope with different time zones. If necessary Iftekharul worked on German business hours for easier and fast communication. I am impressed by his enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor.

Klaus SubtilConsultant, IBMLinkedin