Emily Rye

Critic - Graphic Design
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BA, University Of Maryland, Baltimore County
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Throughout her entrepreneurial career, Emily Rye has specialized in identity design and branding for arts, culture and education nonprofits. Clients range from after-school arts programs and public libraries to universities and multinational health organizations. She is passionate about working with local small businesses and mission-based clients, believing high-quality design should be accessible to all.

Rye creates a lasting sense of curiosity in her students by encouraging them to trust their instincts while challenging their assumptions through observation, exploration and form-making. Through her mentorship, Rye introduces the idea that agency can be a verb, not just a noun, in one’s design practice.

Maintaining her ancestral roots in pottery, weaving and geology, Rye has an active ceramics and metalworking practice where she reimagines our lived connection to objects. She is a hands-on maker with one eye on the silence of design and the other on the exuberance of natural elements. Her work has been exhibited throughout the area, and she participates in the juried alumni show RISD Craft.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

GRAPH 3226-05 - DESIGN STUDIO 3
Level Undergraduate
Unit Graphic Design
Subject Graphic Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
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GRAPH 3226-05

DESIGN STUDIO 3

Level Undergraduate
Unit Graphic Design
Subject Graphic Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: W | 11:20 AM - 4:20 PM; M | 1:10 PM - 6:10 PM Instructor(s): Emily Rye Location(s): Design Center, Room 209 Enrolled / Capacity: 14 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Students are expected to develop personal working methods and interests through more general questions posed by the faculty. Longer-term projects will be intermixed with shorter projects posed by visiting critics. Students should complete the Design Studio track with a developed sense of self, and able to start framing questions and lines of inquiries of their own. End forms will be more emphasized than in Design Studio 1 and 2, in part as evidence that craft and working methods are sufficiently evolved. The twice-a-week format is intended for juniors or advanced designers who have completed the first two semesters of Design Studio or an equivalent design principles track.

Please contact the department for permission to register. 


Major Requirement | BFA Graphic Design

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BA, University Of Maryland, Baltimore County
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design