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RISD Students Connect with Industry Professionals

Juniors, seniors and grad students meet with representatives from 126 companies from across the globe at annual Design Portfolio Review.

Empires of the Imagination

Students in a new Illustration studio taught by Mary Jane Begin develop cohesive styles and expressive characters to bring their stories to life.

Forbes Recognizes Trailblazers

Four recent RISD graduates are included in the latest Forbes 30 Under 30 compilation.

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina Kariat, Jessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Illustration

Four seniors in Illustration look back on how RISD has impacted their creative practices as they look forward to the future.

​Breaking with Convention

SEI Faculty Fellow Ernest A. Bryant III challenges students to find new meaning in the images that surround all of us.

RISD Alums Make 30 Under 30 List

Four recent graduates are included in Forbes’ annual roundup of emerging talents.

New Teaching Talent on Tap

RISD welcomes new full-time faculty members in Experimental and Foundation Studies, Fine Arts, and Architecture and Design.

Representing Fellow Artists

Painter Ryan Wallace reflects on the challenges of keeping both his practice and gallery afloat through tumultuous times.