Faculty: Tom Wedell

Biography

Tom Wedell began his education as a photo major at Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. He went on to University of Michigan to complete a BA in photography and then to Cranbrook Academy of Art where he received an MFA studying both graphic design and photography. Within a year of graduation, he started a practice with his partner, graphic designer Nancy Skolos, whom he met at Cranbrook.

Husband and wife, the two work to diminish the boundaries between graphic design and photography—creating collaged three-dimensional images influenced by modern painting, technology and architecture. With a home/studio halfway between Boston and Providence they balance their commitments to professional practice and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The studio’s client list has included Boston Acoustics, Cambridge Arts Council, Digital Equipment Corporation, EMI Music Publishing, Steelcase Design Partnership, Walker Art Center, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the US Postal Service. The work has received numerous awards and has been widely published and exhibited. Skolos/Wedell’s posters are included in the graphic design collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland. 

Tom Wedell

Tom Wedell

Senior Critic
twedell@risd.edu
401-454-6423

  • BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MFA, Cranbrook Kingswood School
  • MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Courses
  • GRAPH-3112
    BUILT THOUGHTS: COLLABORATIVE THEORY AND PRACTICE
  • GRAPH-319G
    GRADUATE MAKING MEANING
  • GRAPH-328G
    GRADUATE THESIS II

Links
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