Hello, nice seeing you here! I'm Ricky (he/his), an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing double majors in the School of Design and in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.

As a designer, there are two areas that I especially care deeply about: how technology can be translated and transformed into a more humanistic language, and how we can better democratize design, creation, and collaboration through tooling. While interface and product-related work are my primary focus, my visual background and interests also extend to printed matter, editorial work, and analog forms of making.

Recently, I worked at Coda ✴️ as a Product Design intern to reimagine the future of collaboration, productivity, and creation tools. In the past, I have also worked with Elana Schlenker πŸ’…πŸ»Β on branding and identity projects for clients like Facebook, A24, Euphoria, and the Walker Art Center. Check out PocketMacros, a product I recently launched in the App Stores and 'Probing Documentation Practices', a published and awarded paper I co-authored for the 2021 Creativity & Cognition (C&C) Conference.

Aside from work, I love exploring music, photography, and art in whatever ways I can. Here are some of the city pop, ambient, and techno music that I'm currently enjoying. I love sharing really good music with my really good friends, going through the painful process of handwriting beautiful words, and building up my personal collection of many things (I'm very into vintage home objects). Ask me what I'm currently listening to; I'm always down for good conversations!