Ricardo Rosales

STW21-RICARDO-ROSALES

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE (KCAI)

Ricardo Rosales knew he wanted to pursue a career in design when he discovered how versatile the practice is. He begins each project with an empathetic approach to understand the needs of the client and the goals of the design. He is inspired by interpersonal studies, and hopes to move to Mexico City to bring its small businesses to a larger audience. This year he was selected to create and curate posters for Kansas City’s Folly Theater and is currently photographing products for Kubota, a tractor company.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born and raised in Dallas TX and I currently live in Kansas City MO

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

I chose the hybrid option where I alternate one week online and one week in person.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

I am definitely a night owl

FAVORITE MOVIE?

The Age of Adeline

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravits. It has an amazing soundtrack.

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram, I treat my profile more as a way to express myself creatively. I just try to have fun with it.

FAVORITE PODCAST?

I don’t listen to podcasts much, but The Breakfast Club interviews musical artists. I love hearing the artist talk about life, opinions, and their problems.

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Keith Haring

FAVORITE BOOK?

How To Be A Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Long drives, and listening to music

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?

It made me grateful to be pursuing graphic design. We all had to adapt to a new way of communicating with one another and following directions. I was happy to see how quickly graphic designers adapted in creating fun ways to interact with one another

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