the portfolio of nicholas ruiz
 Infographic-heavy Human Rights Watch 101 brochure

Human Rights Watch

 Infographic-heavy Human Rights Watch 101 brochure

Infographic-heavy Human Rights Watch 101 brochure

 June 6, 2016  People Magazine  ad designed for  Human Rights Watch , graciously donated by the  Jolie-Pitt Foundation

June 6, 2016 People Magazine ad designed for Human Rights Watch, graciously donated by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation

  Human Rights Defender  t-shirt composed of nearly 20 translations of the phrase

Human Rights Defender t-shirt composed of nearly 20 translations of the phrase

  Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces.  I was asked to create something that illuminated, had a long shelf life, and could store flat. This was my initial drawing.   I initially thought of interlocking corners but felt those had a higher probability to break over time. I decided acrylic panels that attached with magnets would be the best option.

Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces. I was asked to create something that illuminated, had a long shelf life, and could store flat. This was my initial drawing.

I initially thought of interlocking corners but felt those had a higher probability to break over time. I decided acrylic panels that attached with magnets would be the best option.

  Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces.  Next, I made a 3D rendering of my drawing to share with stakeholders. Once approved, I started a global search to find a manufacturer, finally settling on  Falken Acrylic  based in Brooklyn/Los Angeles.

Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces. Next, I made a 3D rendering of my drawing to share with stakeholders. Once approved, I started a global search to find a manufacturer, finally settling on Falken Acrylic based in Brooklyn/Los Angeles.

  Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces.  After a few prototypes, the final product was approved and put into production. The color changing LED’s were sourced from Super Bright LED’s to offer global development cities the opportunity to adapt the lanterns to various events throughout the year.

Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces. After a few prototypes, the final product was approved and put into production. The color changing LED’s were sourced from Super Bright LED’s to offer global development cities the opportunity to adapt the lanterns to various events throughout the year.

  Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces.  Each of the white lanterns could be ordered in 1 of 10 languages, with the ability to do 1 language on each side. Languages were chosen based on the native language of each development city. An extensive back-and-forth to settle on the proper translations of Investigate - Expose - Change ensued.

Voices For Justice Annual Dinner Lantern Centerpieces. Each of the white lanterns could be ordered in 1 of 10 languages, with the ability to do 1 language on each side. Languages were chosen based on the native language of each development city. An extensive back-and-forth to settle on the proper translations of Investigate - Expose - Change ensued.

 Dinner lanterns in action at the Chicago  Voices for Justice  gala

Dinner lanterns in action at the Chicago Voices for Justice gala

 Dinner lanterns in action at the Chicago  Voices for Justice  gala

Dinner lanterns in action at the Chicago Voices for Justice gala