Ryder Carroll

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Ryder Carroll
Company: Bullet Journal
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Social Media: Twitter - @rydercarroll

Instagram - rydercarroll

Website: Ryder Carroll personal site, Bullet Journal

Ryder Carroll, born around 1981 [1], is the creator/inventor of the Bullet Journal (http://bulletjournal.com/) and, according to rydercarroll.com, is a digital product designer.

Personal Life and Work[edit]

Ryder Carroll emigrated to the United States from Vienna, Austria in the late 1990s, to attend college. After college he worked as an app, game and website designer.[2] Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at a young age, he started working on the Bullet Journal system in the 1990s[1] and ended up creating a way of note taking that helped him focus on multiple things during a shorter period of time. [3]


In September 2014, he launched the Bullet Journal Kickstarter Campaign to centralize the bullet journal community through a new website. He reached his fundraising goal in eight hours and raised close to $80,000 by the end of his campaign.[2]

Appearances on Stationery Podcasts[edit]

Carroll has been a guest on two episodes of The Pen Addict (Podcast):

  • In Fall 2013 Carroll joined Brad Dowdy and Myke Hurley to discuss the concept of bullet journaling, and where it came from, on episode 70.
  • He again joined the podcast a year later (on episode 124) to discuss bullet journaling as the global phenomenon, the recent Kickstarter campaign, and the upcoming plans for the company.


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