Difficult Times and October Flew Right By

Hello Everyone!

October’s been an extremely busy month for me.

I’ve been hard at work at a capstone project. Capstone is what seniors in the Industrial Design Department consider their Senior Thesis. I can’t divulge what exactly my project is. However, it is related to motorcycles and aiding old and new riders alike.

I’ve been in contact with amazing resources here at RIT that varies from facility to the student themselves. Through the four weeks in October I’ve been to Buffalo for a weekend, and exploring the city and admiring the beauty of upstate N.Y. in the fall… especially when it comes to riding a motorcycle.

I suffered a devastating unexpected loss over the summer, so I really dived into motorcycles and art, something I shared a strong bond with my recently departed father. RIT and the Industrial Design Department have been incredible at supporting my goals. My capstone is primarily all about motorcycles and here is a link to my sketches that I’ve been doing recently. All the drawings you see were done in October. I may move to serious pieces that require more time.

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My fraternity also was there for me all the way. They backed me up every time I was struggling. The resources here are incredible. That’s why I’m also humbled and proud that the fraternity, Sigma Nu, which is a predominantly Deaf fraternity on campus, chose me as their Eminent Commander for Spring ’15/ Fall ’16. I’m excited to see what the year holds for me.

‘Til next time,


About Dylan

Major: Industrial Design

Hometown: Jackson, N.J.

Why I Chose RIT: I’ve wanted to pursue my dreams of being an Industrial Designer since I was a freshman in high school. When I discovered that RIT had deaf students and one of the best Industrial Design programs in the country, I knew RIT was right for me.

Clubs/Activities: Swim, go to the gym and create art.

Hobbies/Interests: A hobby of mine is restoring old cars. I have a 1966 Ford truck that I drive at home, and I started work on a 1950 Chevy coupe over the summer. It’s a true passion of mine. I'm also interested in motorcycles. 

What I like Best About RIT: The best part of RIT is interacting with deaf and hard-of-hearing people as well as hearing people all on one campus. The opportunities I get at RIT as a result of these interactions are second to none.

Favorite T.V. Show: “Doctor Who,” “Lost,” “Breaking Bad” and “Smallville.”

Fun Fact About Me: I travel frequently. I've been to several countries including Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Portugal, to name a few.

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