Who is Ricebox Studio?
Ricebox Studio is an inclusive practice created by 4 POC designers - Maria, Bristy, Anna, and Safiya - which focuses on design for social good using creative tech, interactive design, user-centered design, education, and visual communication. We view each project as a creative seed that we're planting in people's minds to encourage conversations and actions around tackling various social issues. We are also a recipient of a grant and award from the UAL Creative Enterprise Awards 2020 in the community category and currently being mentored by Shannnie Mears and Matt Bamford-Bowes from The Elephant Room.
We met and collaborated for the first time during our BA Graphic Design degree and founded our own studio to continue working together in this awesome way! Meet the team below ↓
Meet The Team
I’m Safiya and my practice focuses on accessible and inclusive design and editorials. I like to challenge the diversity and representation within Western design pedagogy. I am currently a Design Developer at Shades of Noir and Specialist Visiting Lecturer for Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam University. I enjoy listening to audiobooks in my free time!
I’m Bristy, a designer and maker. My practice focuses on branding, publications, book making, jewelry making, 2D animation and accessible design. I am also the Campaigns Officer at Maternal Aid Association (MAA) and I run a jewelry shop,Thread & Rock, with my sister. I enjoy learning new recipes and I often get lost while listening to music and reading books.
I'm Anna, a creative computing student at UAL: CCI, passionate about visual communication and front-end development with a user-centric approach for positive change. I find true excitement in using design as a tool for making people happy! If I'm not designing or coding, you can find me Hawaiian/Tahitian dancing and eating gelato.
Read UAL’s article about us here!