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
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