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Stories about studios + projects

Joyous Obsession with Chairs

A multidisciplinary exhibition curated by seniors Hannah Bartlett 19 FD and Raina Wellman 19 GD reflects on chairs as both objects and symbols.

​Envisioning Mitski

The singer-songwriter’s latest album soars with creative accompaniment from alumni designers Mary Banas MFA 09 GD and Saad Moosajee 16 GD.

Here in RI: Providence Backs Local Designers

Three entrepreneurial alumni and a current faculty member earn 2019 Providence Design Catalyst awards in support of their practices.

Rewards of Indie Publishing

Independent publisher Nancy Cleary 90 GD reflects on her 20-year (and counting) adventure at the helm of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing.

Instagram Meets Installation

Three Graphic Design seniors won a 2018 Dorner Prize from the RISD Museum to develop an installation and publication called the Draft Catalog.

Axios Advocates for Civic-minded Design

As the keynote speaker at RI Design Week, former White House Creative Director Ashleigh Axios 08 GD highlighted the role of design in delivering hope and change under President Obama.

Maharam Fellows Explore New Frontiers

Eleven students and new graduates are bringing valuable critical thinking skills to nonprofits around the world.

Ready to Push Forward

Playful work by graduating graphic designer Can Yang 18 GD seamlessly blends Eastern and Western motifs.

Shifting Focus After the Storm

Two art students from Puerto Rico are studying at RISD this semester as part of an AICAD exchange program initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane María.