Hi! I'm Ricky.
I'm a designer and frontend developer in Silicon Valley, and I've been at this whole thing for over 15 years. My jargon soup includes riveting terms like HTML, CSS, vanilla JS, node.js, React, jQuery, SQL, Docker, Swift, SwiftUI, AppKit, UIKit, PHP, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, After Effects, and so on.
Here are some of the projects I've been involved in:
QuickBooks is a powerful web app for accounting made by Intuit. At work, I design and build prototype interfaces for new QuickBooks features. I also designed many marketing pages for Intuit, including the 2014-2018 Intuit homepage.
OpenEmu is the best way to play classic games on your Mac. I provided a suite of high-quality controller illustrations and updated all of the interface graphics for Retina displays. I still contribute to this project on occasion.
Shut Up is an open-source project for hiding visitor comments on all websites. I built several browser extensions which cover all major browsers. The project spans multiple repositories:
- shutup.css: A user stylesheet by Steven Frank, used with permission in the projects below
- Shut Up WebExtension: A cross-platform extension supporting Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera
- Shut Up for Mac: A native Swift app containing a Safari App Extension and Content Blocker
- Shut Up for iPhone/iPad: A native Swift app containing a Content Blocker