This page is focused on sharing what drives me.

I look to visually showcase what inspired my past, my current intentions and how I aspire to weave them together heading into my future. 

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Disclaimer:  I do not own the rights to any of these photos – all images/copyrights belong to their original owners. No copyright infringement intended.

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Simply trying to make sense of it all.

The last decade illuminated my journey with design, a glimpse of its trajectory and how it all pertains to my purpose. This exposition was created to highlight turning points along my story arc, and visually showcase all inspiration & aspiration of what's to come. 

_2010-2020

The first ten years.

The following concepts highlight pivotal moments along my design journey since graduating college. 

/01
Understanding is the foundation of communication.

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Semiotics.

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Minimalism as a design form.

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Design as a service over fine art.

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'Love thy neighbor as thyself.'

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/06
Master your tool kit.

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Plant-based as a lifestyle.

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Design with intention.

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'Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment.'

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Affordance in design.

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'Greatness is shown through consistency.'

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How can one design beyond the screen?

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Nature’s 4-billion-year-old R&D lab offers a bottomless treasure-trove of energy efficient, low-toxic and
time-tested innovations.

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The vision.

The last decade covered an immense amount of ground with concepts of design, life and my humanness. The next decade looks to offer perspective as I enter into the rising action phase of my journey. This next bit portrays what I intend to learn, how I'll refine, then progress through the arc of the next decade. 

I’m passionate about utilizing design to help make everyday life more manageable.

_2020-2030

The following concepts highlight how I plan to navigate the coming landscape. I am familiar with some of these concepts, but most remain unexplored and pose opportunities to learn, grow and relate.

I created sections to better understand and plan the architecture of the system I’m looking to build.

Design as a service.

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Design thinking.

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Problem Solving.

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Systems thinking & its application.

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Universal design & its implications.

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Accessibility & Personalization.

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Inclusive design.

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Affordance in design (expounded).

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How will we design beyond mobile?

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Biomimicry & Biophilic Design.

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Tech for Creative Action.

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Artificial Intelligence.

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Machine Learning.

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Deep Learning.

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Progressive Web Apps.

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Materials Science.

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Living buildings & Industrial Engineering.

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Additional Toolkit.

Coupled with an assortment of courses from the concepts listed above, these are variables I'm looking to add to my arsenal to aid my understanding and communication. This is a growing list. 

Programs

  • Figma*
  • After Effects*
  • Cinema 4D
  • Houdini
  • Processing*

Languages

  • Portuguese*
  • Javascript
  • HTML 5*
  • CSS3*
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • Spanish*

Business

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Infrastructure

* – I have familiarity with this subject matter but am looking for a deeper understanding.

Resolving thoughts.

The notions shared above are intended to illustrate my story and where I see it heading. As with anything, life has a beautiful way of enlightening us all. As I move through the phases of story – I look forward to what 'new' will be learned and explored. 

Thank you kindly for you time & attention.

ps. I've shared some projects I'm working on to help segue into the next 10 years. 

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New projects.

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Semiotic
Studies

Explore if symbols can be effective
substitutions of written
communication?

_EARLY STAGES


afternoon

Afternoon is a plant-based
brand focusing on the connection
of food, health & the environment.

_IN DEVELOPMENT

ORHY

ORHY is a NGO with the intention of supplying
education to scholars in key regions of the world.
This project began in 2009.

_IN DEVELOPMENT


bckstock

A consumer-facing product
providing
digital
design assets.

_EARLY STAGES


F21

Provided K2 design, art direction & graphic design for all inline snowboard product for Fall
2021 - 2022. 

_IN PRODUCTION

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Thank You Kindly for Your Time & Attention.

2021 Site Design & Content by Ricky Raboteau.

Seattle, Washington
Email: rraboteau@gmail.com
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