Ricky is a designer of interfaces and visuals. He builds creation tools, design systems, and brand identities driven by research, polish, and clarity and strives to translate his work to speak an innately human language. Currently, he is studying Communication Design + Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University while having fun experimenting with computation, photography, book-making, calligraphy, and sound.
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Coda
PRODUCT UX / STRATEGY / DESIGN SYSTEMS
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.
PocketMacros
PRODUCT / MOBILE UX / USER TESTING
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.
Mitsuo Katsui
POSTER / BOOKLET / ANIMATION / MOBILE
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.
Collectiva
WEB UI / MOBILE UI / VISUAL IDENTITY
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.
  Nova
MOBILE UX / MOTION / CONVERSATIONAL UX
A conversational AI interface designed to help users navigate through their anxiety with mindfulness exercises that are guided and interactive.
Covaid 
PRODUCT / WEB UX/ INFO ARCHITECTURE
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 🔒
DATA VISUALIZATION / WEB UX / INTERACTION
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.
MacroCards
PRINT / DESIGN SYSTEMS / BRANDING
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.
Graphic
Playground
GRAPHIC / TYPE / MOTION / PHOTO
101 different graphical explorations set to be done by the end of 2022 with lots of freedom to explore different subject matter, typography, pattern-making, color, and imagery.
MyIkea
WEB UX / SPECULATIVE / BRANDING
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.
Documentation
Learning Kit
PRINT / WEB UX / INTERACTION
An interactive print and web kit experience designed to support Pittsburgh's Quaker Valley High School's Self-Directed Learning curriculum for younger students.
Smart
Makerspaces
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.'