About Us

Distill solves business challenges with design. We partner clients to develop strategies, brands and experiences that meet and exceed their goals.

Our work is cross-disciplinary, drawing on the expertise of designers, writers, researchers, technologists, and strategists. We study the processes, people, and communications that make up a brand or experience, and design to make things work, and feel better.


Alexander McGregor Ryan - Founder

Prior to founding Distill, Alex worked on interaction design and brand experience projects for IDEO, Wired, VISA, and others. In 2010, he led a series of workshops on innovation and design thinking at CEDIM in Monterrey, Mexico. Fascinated by people and perceptions, Alex focuses on design research and brand strategy at Distill.

Eduardo Amadeo DeSouza - Founder

Amadeo has worked for clients such as IDEO, MTV, SFMOMA and Adidas. In 2009 he left the freelance world to found Distill.  Amadeo is our visual design lead. His work has been featured in I.D. magazine, Print magazine, the Type Directors Annual, and The Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tristan Brotherton - Advisor

Tristan is a technologist and entrepreneur obsessed with building perfect products. He has founded four companies in three countries, managing the product and technical teams for everything from NASDAQ traded corporations to Ukrainian outsourcing shops. His work has been recognized by many organizations including the Webbys, Apple and SXSW.