Ethical Design, UX/UI, Japanese, Tech Security and Policy
Riddy joined Citi Ventures Studio as a Product Designer in 2020. In this role he works closely with the Studio teams to design and evolve user-focused products such as City Builder, and collaborates with diverse internal and external clients on early-stage products. He is passionate about ethical design, security, technology, Japanese, and creating delightful user experiences.
Prior to Studio, Riddy held roles in design, tech security and operations, and law at LinkedIn, Dropbox, and several Bay Area startups. He also lived in Japan as a student and an elementary school English teacher. Riddy currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension, where he teaches UX/UI design and helps to cultivate a responsible design mentality in new designers.
Riddy holds a B.A. in Asian Studies and a J.D. from the University of Georgia, and is admitted to the State Bars of Georgia and California. The son of Bangladeshi immigrants, Riddy has a penchant for samosas and social justice. Outside of work he enjoys travel, reading, nearly everything Japanese, and trying new baking recipes.