We had the good fortune of connecting with Rick Ryu and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rick, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
Something I feel like outsiders not aware of is the amount of work and patience you have to have to do what I do. It’s a lot more that comes with being a designer and having a brand definitely when you make all the pieces by hand
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I got to where I am by just being patient but it wasn’t easy. Only way I could overcome the challenges is just tryna perfect my craft. Lessons I learned is keeping my cool with customers, I learned about state marketing, and ways of branching out. I want everyone to know my story and how far I’ll come from where I am.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly where I’m from there is nothing special to do at all. Only thing I would probably plan where I’m at is a pop up shop.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I gotta give credit to the people around me that motivate me to go harder like my dad , mom, moody, leah, aticz.