Student Stories

Photographic Exposure

Junior Natalya Kornblum-Laudi 18 PH is unafraid to challenge others through her photography—and is determined to keep challenging herself.

'Permanent Alien' Finds a Following

Illustration seniors Hanna Cha 17 IL, Mariel Rodriguez 17 IL, Jean Wei 17 IL and Michelle Zhuang 17 IL reach Asian-American readers with their soon-to-be-published comic book.

Diving Straight In

As a first-year student Nevin Dunn 20 IL is pushing his conceptual thinking to places he hadn’t yet imagined—and loving the challenge.

Artists' Books Chosen as Keepers

Beautiful artist books by students have been selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of the RISD Library.

Behind the Scenes at the RISD Museum

Textiles major Anna Pederson 18 TX builds on her studio education through an apprenticeship in the RISD Museum’s contemporary art collection.

Exploring the Brilliance of Cuba

In January RISD students explored and created work inspired by Cuba during a month-long Wintersession travel/study course.

Intro to Empathic Design

In an introductory Interior Architecture class offered during Wintersession, students considered turning parking huts into temporary comfort stations for refugees.

Design for Fictional Life

Students in a Wintersession Industrial Design studio conceived of by two grad students made future-focused work inspired by science fiction.

Conscientiously Crafted in Italy

Students in a Wintersession travel course in Italy showed off shoe designs inspired by Italian craftsmanship at the RISD Library.