Faculty: Benjamin Shaykin

Biography

Benjamin Shaykin is a Providence-based graphic designer and educator, specializing in book design and other printed matter. He received his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011.

After earning his B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College, he moved to San Francisco, where he was a designer and art director at Chronicle Books and Mother Jones magazine. From 1995—2001, he was the founding creative director of the independent magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.

Since 2004, he has maintained his own freelance practice, working primarily with publishers, museums and arts organizations. His work has been recognized by AIGA’s Best of New England (BoNE) Show, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Utne Reader, Spin, Readerville’s Most Coveted Covers and the Society of Publication Designers.

He currently serves as critic at RISD in the departments of Graphic Design and Illustration, teaching courses in typography and publication design.

Benjamin Shaykin

Benjamin Shaykin

Critic
bshaykin@risd.edu

  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Courses
  • GRAPH-332G
    GRADUATE TYPOGRAPHY STUDIO I
  • GRAPH-3100
    TYPOGRAPHY FOR NONMAJORS
  • GRAPH-3223
    TYPOGRAPHY III
  • GRAPH-3110
    VOTELAB:DESIGNING FOR DEMOCRACY

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