Ryan received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University in 2005. At Yale, when not engaged by his engineering degree, he helped construct and race 3 solar-powered cars for Team Lux and spent long nights in his studio at the sculpture department.
In 2006, Ryan joined GE Aircraft Engines as a mechanical design engineer. During his time at GE, he designed turbine blades for the Blackhawk and Super Stallion helicopters, overseeing the complete design process from concept, to detailed design, to production-ready manufacturing.
In 2009, Ryan launched Fixed, applying his aerospace engineering and manufacturing experience to the design of better consumer products. He believes that modern computer design tools and CNC machines enable us to build custom-crafted products priced competitively against mass-manufactured goods.
Shashi graduated valedictorian (Warren Memorial High Scholarship Prize) of the Yale University class of 2005 with a B.A. in History. She went on to study law at Columbia University, receiving her J.D. in 2009 and admission to the New York Bar in 2010.
From studying the history of architecture, to practicing art law, to exploring the streets and art galleries of New York (and everywhere else), she has always held a special passion for all things design.
Having served as an indispensable informal advisor since Fixed's inception, Shashi accepted an official role in 2010.