Hello πŸ§ƒ, 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, I 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 for all through tooling. I also love playing with printed matter and analog forms of making whenever I get the chance.

Currently, I'm working with the lovely Elana Schlenker πŸ’…πŸ»Β on branding and identity projects for clients like Facebook, A24, Euphoria, and the Walker Art Center. Check out PocketMacros πŸͺ², a project I recently launched in the App Stores and 'Probing Documentation Practices' πŸ’‘, a published and awarded paper I co-authored for the 2021 Creativity & Cognition (C&C) Conference. In just a few weeks, I'll be joining Coda ✴️ as a Product Design intern to reimagine the future of collaboration, productivity, and creation tools.

Aside from work, I love exploring music, photography, and art in whatever form and capacity I am able to. Here are some of the city pop, ambient, and techno music that I'm currently enjoying. I love sharing really good music πŸ’Ώ with my really good friends, going through the painful process of handwriting πŸ–‹ beautiful words, and building up my personal collection πŸ“‚ of many things (I'm currently obsessed with crazy typefaces, tote bags, and vintage home objects). Ask me what I'm currently listening to; I'm always down for good conversations!