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Emerging Illustrator Earns Recognition

New grad Julie Benbassat 19 IL earns an Adobe Design Achievement Award for her work with the National Park Service.

Four Alumni Earn Caldecott + Other Honors

RISD Illustration graduates have earned two 2019 Caldecott Honors and two YALSAs for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

Kama Sutra Revisited

Illustrator Victo Ngai 10 IL has earned the Society of Illustrator’s 2019 Hamilton King Award for her interpretation of the ancient Sanskrit classic.

Protecting Paradise

Artist Jamie Allen 05 IL is using stop-motion animation to teach kids about endangered bird species native to the Hawaiian island.

Faculty Work Joins Met Collection

Work by artist/educators Daniel Heyman and Serena Perrone MFA 06 PR is now included in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Offering an Antidote to PTSD

Multidisciplinary artist John Sebelius 06 IL is introducing veterans and first responders to making art as a way to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Gallardo Gives RISD a Rosy Glow

Brooklyn-based illustrator Marly Gallardo 15 IL recently completed a poster designed to bring RISD to the attention of high school students across the country.

Alums Ready to Shift Gears

Matilsha Marxuach 94 CR, Amy Devers MFA 01 FD and Jerrelle Guy 12 IL spoke about how the flexibility they learned at RISD has helped them pivot professionally.

Brilliant NANCY Book Wins an Eisner

How to Read Nancy, by Illustration faculty member Paul Karasik and his friend Mark Newgarden, illuminates the art of comics by analyzing the Ernie Bushmiller classic.