RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – CAMDEN
Ruben is a recent graduate in graphic design. Raised in a small town in Mexico, his interests include philosophy, art, woodworking and cooking. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a fine artist. He taught himself to paint, and studied architectural drawing. At age 18, he moved to the US where he had to overcome the challenges of a new culture and language in order to pursue a college career. Once in college, he discovered the communicative power of graphic design. As a designer, he relies on the rational investigation and dissection of question as a problem-solving system, in a Cartesian fashion, to create affective visual messages that appeal to the intellect and emotions. He finds inspiration in nature, art, philosophy, history and the urban environment. Ruben believes that it is important to develop a well-defined design philosophy and to apply it with purpose, passion and honesty.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Veracruz, Mexico and live currently in the Philadelphia area
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Paterson by Jim Jarmusch
FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Rock, Blues and Mexican Folk music
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Rebel by Albert Camus
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Playing chess and drawing
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
A fine artist
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Question everything and keep an open mind.