Jan Fairbairn

For the past 20 years, Janet Fairbairn has worked as principal of Fairbairn & Company, a graphic design studio that produces a range of print publications, identities, branding and exhibition catalogues. Her work has been shown in numerous juried exhibitions including: AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, AIGA Design of Understanding 2, New York Is Book Country, The International Platform Association and Maine Coast Artists among others. Recent lectures and workshops include: Higher Education Press, Beijing, China; Fourth International Conference on Arts in Society, Stream: Arts Theory and Criticism, Venice, Italy; DesignInquiry, Pass•Port: Identity in the Information Age, Vinalhaven, Maine.

Academic areas of interest

Being a teacher, designer and artist allows Fairbairn to move among many worlds. Her academic and design work contribute to the contemporary dialogue, while her art is mostly inspired by nature—eliciting and transforming memories of the past within contemporary compositions.

Fall 2021

GRAPH-3181-01 Wkshp: Pre-press and Risograph Printing
GRAPH-3181-02 Wkshp: Pre-press and Risograph Printing
GRAPH-3181-03 Wkshp: Pre-press and Risograph Printing

Wintersession 2022

NMSE-8965-02 Collaborative Study

Spring 2022

GRAPH-3100-01 Typography For Non-majors
RISD faculty member Janet Fairbairn
  • AA, University of Maine-Augusta
  • BFA, Maine College of Art
  • MFA, Yale University