Ricky is a designer of interfaces and visuals. He builds creation tools, design systems, and graphic identities that speak an innately human language. Soon, he'll be joining Figma's Design team to reimagine the future of creative software. Previously, he was a part of the Design team at Apple and at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing dual degrees in Communication Design + Human-Computer Interaction. Whenever he gets the chance, he enjoys having fun experimenting with computation, glass, photography, book-making, calligraphy, ephemera, and sound + audio.
At Apple, I designed for UX and digital experiences and worked between product design and art direction to build visual, interactive stories for world-class campaigns.
Coda is a new doc reimagining the future of productivity, collaboration, and creation tools. I worked under the Growth and Ecosystem team with three impactful features shipping soon.
A National Science Foundation (NSF) funded mobile field guide designed to support the looking and learning of common freshwater macroinvertebrates. Available now in the app stores.
Several design artifacts, print and digital, created to celebrate the work of Mitsuo Katsui 勝井三雄, the legendary Japanese designer known for his use of light, color, gradation, and form.
The visual identity and interactive online experience for the web + mobile interfaces of the 2021 Lunar Gala: COLLECTIVA, the largest annual fashion show event in Pittsburgh.
A conversational AI interface designed to help users navigate through their anxiety with mindfulness exercises that are guided and interactive.
A volunteer-requester platform for Mutual-Aid organizations to help connect those in need during COVID-19, with currently over 2,800 signed-up volunteers and 7 onboarded organizations.
Judge a Book
by its Cover 🔒
A data-driven web experience in the form of a virtual library that leverages the descriptive quality of book covers to facilitate a holistic exploration of 200 New York Times Bestsellers.
An educational deck of 52 cards on the field of Entomology and learning science that be mass printed to be distributed as an open-source learning resource.
A new service within the IKEA website that allows for more personalized and convenient online shopping while also embodying the iconic showroom experience that exists in their offline stores.
An interactive print and web kit experience designed to support Pittsburgh's Quaker Valley High School's Self-Directed Learning curriculum for younger students.
MOTION / EDITORIAL / SOCIAL
Judge a Book by its Cover 🔒
DATA VISUALIZATION / WEB UX
Polina Aronova Website ↗
DESIGN / DEV / EDITORIAL
PRINT / DESIGN SYSTEMS
Collecting the Uncollectible ↗
BOOK / EDITORIAL
BOYS DON’T CRY 🔒
MOTION / CAMPAIGN / BRANDING
WEB UX / SPECULATIVE / BRANDING
Lunar Gala 2022: The Eternal Garden ↗
PRINT / BRANDING
Documentation Kit ↗
PRINT / WEB UX / INTERACTION
Graphic Explorations 🔒
PRINT / GRAPHIC / EXPLORATIVE
Calligraphy Archive 🔒
PRINT / WRITING
USER RESEARCH / PUBLICATION / EDUCATION
Published paper in the 2021 Creativity and Cognition entitled 'Probing Documentation Practices: Reflecting on students' Conceptions, Values, and Experiences with Documentation in Creative Inquiry.'