On August 30th, recent RISD graduate Jake Zien 11 GD makes his TV debut on Quirky, a new reality show on the Sundance Channel that brings innovation to life by showing the process and personalities behind successful inventions.
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In a venture called WaterWalla,
RISD and Brown students are working to bring clean water to slum dwellers in the developing world.
In winning the best new designer award at last month’s 2011 ICFF, Theo Richardson 06 FD, Charles Brill 06 FD and Alex Williams 06 FD confirm that Rich Brilliant Willing is on the rise.
For the second year in a row, Rhode Island School of Design is arming each of its 661 graduates with an Artrepreneur Kit, a practical parting gift to help students explore entrepreneurial possibilities after graduation and beyond.
Professors Markus Berger and Peter Dean lead a collaborative triad between RISD, Brown University and a team of RISD alumni in thinking outside the box – or in this case, redesigning the box entirely to creatively repurpose shipping containers.
Illustrator Julia Rothman 02 IL created a playful holiday card for RISD – between projects for clients ranging from The New York Times to Victoria’s Secret.
Entrepreneurs from Kickstarter, Etsy and Quirky came to campus during Wintersession to launch new online networks featuring work from RISD students and alumni, and to speak to RISD students on what it takes to launch a successful business. The answer? A combination of a focused vision and an expansive network.
In The Exquisite Book, a lush new picture book for adults, alumni Matt Lamothe, Julia Rothman and Jenny Volvovski invited 100 of their favorite contemporary artists to play a collaborative spin-off of a classic surrealist drawing game.
Painting major Yao Cheng discusses the lessons learned during a summer internship with a RISD alumna who runs her own custom mural and fine art company.
David Stark brings a designer’s eye and artist’s touch to everything he does – whether he’s creating recycled holiday ornaments for the marketplace or one-of-a-kind installations for special events.
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