Author Archive | Vinnie Ricasio


Friday Food 4 Thought: Graduation Speeches

0 - Published May 15, 2015 by in Business, Development, Inspiration

I’ve been going to the gym every so often during the week to prepare for a certain summer tournament comeback after being 4 years away.  My iPhone songs get mundane and it becomes quite boring on the treadmill, bike, etc., whatever!  Recently, I’ve changed it up and started to listen to a variety of college and […]


Growing The Game Beyond The Frame!

0 - Published May 5, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

“Play is the highest form of research.” (Albert Einstein) The above quote by one of the smartest persons to have ever lived is one that I highly believe!  I tell people that some of my artistic ideas are spurred doing “non-artistic” activities and interests.  A few weekends ago, after a harsh Winter and a chilly […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: The Road Is Long (Pt. 2)

0 - Published May 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Old School

The first part of this series was written a while back. I got wait listed when I applied to the art school I eventually attended – The Pratt Institute.  Looking back, I couldn’t believe it because the 4 years there felt like “cake”.  And coming from a successful, 4 years at a highly rigorous experience spent in […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Plant This!

0 - Published April 24, 2015 by in Art, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

Every so often I go back to my parent’s apartment in Manhattan with my kids and spend a leisure time catching up.  Most of the time, as they take advantage with their grandchildren, I usually go and try to find my old lacrosse equipment being hidden somewhere.  I’m in awe when I find such old things not […]


Perfecting ‘The Perfect Progression’ Shirt

0 - Published April 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“Without struggle, there is no progress.” (Frederick Douglass) It’s called ‘The Perfect Progression’.  The drawing took about 2.5 years to execute.  It was worth it because it was an idea in my mind for years and one I haven’t seen done before since I founded the business.  But before the official launch to the public […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: Being a Trojan Horse

0 - Published March 13, 2015 by in Art

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden (Former UCLA Basketball Coach) I was never too concerned that people wouldn’t recognize me as an artist right away.  At first glance, they might think […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: So what if there’s snow?!

0 - Published March 6, 2015 by in Inspiration, Lacrosse

It’s been a crazy winter, at least up here in the northeast!  And they said it was the coldest February to date.  I couldn’t believe the recent college lacrosse games on TV played in the snow (Hofstra/Princeton & Yale/St. John’s)?  But it made me proud of lacrosse players, in general – especially in the winter snow! […]

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The Making of the Shot Trainer by Crankshooter

0 - Published March 3, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking

“It is not only one person’s work, it’s really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.” – Christo (Artist) It’s funny how the most popular image in my portfolio, ‘Crank’ shares the same word in the company name that produced the product of the year for my business, as 2014 was coming to a close.  It’s […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: Coach/Player

0 - Published February 27, 2015 by in Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership

  My grade school in NYC needed an art teacher fast, so they got in touch with me and asked.  With the offer came other responsibilities such as academic advisor, and school publications designer.  I was busy.  Just before spring break the school’s head lacrosse coach had to take time off for paternity leave, and I was […]