Rafael Attias left his native home of Venezuela to pursue a Degree at Rhode Island School of Design. Upon graduating he began working as a graphic designer and art director with several prominent Providence and Boston firms. Through his years at RISD and to this date he has been involved in creating, performing, and recording music, merging visuals with sound, as well as multimedia abstract painting. Current projects include “The ear draws inward”, an experimental album as well as several multimedia collaborations. Rafael has been a Professor at RISD since 1998. He has successfully balanced a professional design life with an academic career and finds the two careers to be mutually beneficial and dynamic. In 2001 he was honored to be a candidate for the Award for Excellence in Teaching at RISD.
Academic Research/Areas of Interest
The bulk of my teaching has been in computer-based digital media tools. This is an ever-evolving and constantly changing medium. These new tools are shaping the way the world communicates and therefore cannot be ignored as valuable and relevant. I’ve learned a great deal about the possibilities that these new tools have to offer, while at the same time keeping a solid foot on the foundation of what makes work meaningful.
- BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
ILLUSTRATOR AS DESIGNER
INTERACTIVE TEXT-INTERACTIVE SOUND AND IMAGE EMPHASIS
INTERACTIVE TEXT: INTERACTIVE SOUND AND IMAGE EMPHASIS
SOUNDMARKS: SOUND DESIGN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
TYPE IN MOTION