Hi, I'm Ricardo Del Toro

A bit of what I'm into, what I'm listening and what I'm currently reading.

About Me

I’m a product designer currently working on enterprise software for iOS and Android: DME by Soliton Systems. I was introduced to design by way of programming for iOS. I had built a few apps and I came to the conclusion that design is something I wanted to be a part of. I started designing in 2014 and helped a start-up raise a seed-round by designing V1 of their product, Strut. Since then I’ve helped clients like Soliton Systems design and build their products by working closely with engineering. Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @NSDelToro If you want to chat over coffee: Email Me

Travel

Outside of design, I love to travel. I believe traveling has huge advantages in the development of people. Travel creates empathy because travel enables people to talk, share ideas, eat each others food and absorb each others culture. In addition to travel, I love to take photos. I was recently in Iceland and I had the opportunity to take a roadtrip throughout the country and photogrpah the journey. I have designed and built from scratch a way for me to share my travel photos on this website. It’s a great way for me to relive my travel adventures and also a way to easily show friends what I’ve been up to. I also find it to be a great exercise for my web development skills. I don’t write much HTML, CSS or even Javascript during the day and this is a way to keep those skills fresh.

Favorite Podcasts

  1. Accidental Tech Podcast
  2. The Axe Files with David Axelrod
  3. Bread Time
  4. The Daily by The New York Times
  5. Design Details
  6. Diseño Cha Cha Chá
  7. Lovett or Leave It
  8. On the Media
  9. Planet Money
  10. Pod Save America
  11. Pod Save the World
  12. Slate Money
  13. Slate Political Gabfest
  14. Vox The Weeds

Books I have recently read

  1. Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder
  2. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
  3. They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer
  4. 1984 by George Orwell