Stories about studios + projects

Righting the Wrongs

Through a Liberal Arts concentration in Gender, Race and Sexuality, Chandra Oh 15 GD is beginning to look at society’s outsiders in a new light.

True Teamwork

Admittedly still figuring out who she is as a designer, Cathy Lee 15 GD is making the most of her open-ended summer internship in the New York office of IDEO (pronounced eye-dee-oh), the global design leader.

Full Throttle

When Jamar Bromley MFA 15 GD returned to San Francisco for his second summer internship at Lit Motors, he set out to create a “sexy and elegant” graphics package that would do justice to the incredibly cool new vehicle the start-up is planning to release later this year.

An Exceptional Mad Man

In 2008, when Chris Jones 52 IA first contacted RISD to see if the school had any interest in the working archive of her late husband Richard W.

Epic Plankton

Summer interns at the Nature Lab are making an animated educational program about the importance of marine plankton.

Local Collaboration Fosters Global Innovation

Students from RISD and neighboring Brown University worked together again this year to hostA Better World by Design, an annual conference aimed at addressing sustainable solutions to complex social issues such as food, health care and the built environment in the developing world.

Art + Business Meet at Harvard xDesign

RISD alum Jonathan Arena 09 GD is a right brain/left brain kind of guy.

Making Art Work

Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is often asked how he can justify spending $150 million to fund the arts when that money could be spent on “real jobs” like building roads.

Winery Taps Students to Label New Vintage

The owners and winemaker at Sakonnet Vineyards, coastal New England’s oldest artisan winery, turned to RISD’s Graphic Design graduate students to develop a label for a new vintage of wine, Rhode Island Red.

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