For my Intro To Design class we were presented with the task to "hack our lives" in a DIY (Do It Yourself) Project. We were told to go about our daily lives and take pictures along the way to see our lives in snapshots and see what you can improve or see what you can make to improve your day to day routine. Then we had to go back through the pictures and pick certain aspects out that you can potentially "hack". I chose my desk. I have no time to organize every day really so my jewlery, remotes, and papers are all scattered in a big pile on my desk leaving me with little to no room to work. So I decided that this would be my "hack" and I could create something to make my life easier to organize and unclutter my room. In the end I ended up making a sort of jewelery holder that doubled as a pocket to slip important papers in or even my remote/phone. I spent several hours in the wood shop and then mod podging and stiching and I finally came up with my final product. I couldn't be happier with the end result and it really tought me how to view my life through a different perspective and that opportunities to design are all around us every day if we just open our eyes to see them. I enjoyed this project and I reccomend this class to any incoming student to UArts that needs design credits.
Ricky is a transfer student from Long Island, New York. He currently is working to obtain his Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design here at The University of the Arts. Ricky is always open to new ideas and expierences and works his hardest in areas of design and art in general to create new ideas and concepts that are visually interesting and thought provoking. He has much to offer in the emerging industry of design and visual art.