Stories about studios + projects

Painting from Life

Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.

Go Eat Worms!

Senior Chloé Bulpin 15 IL stashes packages of water bugs, silkworms, crickets – even armored scorpions – in her freezer when hosting dinners to normalize eating insects.

Behind THE SIMPSONS

Many RISD alumni have been involved in shaping the look and feel of The Simpsons, now the longest-running animated sitcom on American TV.

Seeing Science

Rising senior Serena Wu 15 IL looks to her HPSS concentration in Scientific Inquiry to help ground her explorations as an illustrator.

Yoga Works

Increasingly more RISD students have turned to yoga to help them relax, focus and tap into their creative strengths.

Moving Up at Pixar

When Scott Clark RISD 96 IL first did an internship at Pixar during his senior year, he had no clue that more than a decade later he’d be leading the world’s premier animation crew and helping the company produce one extraordinary hit after another.

Illustrating for TEDMED‬‬

RISD illustrators are showing stimulating connections between art and medicine at the TEDMED 13 conference, which runs from April 16–19 in Washington, DC.

We Art Boston

After the shock of the Boston Marathon bombing last spring, Illustration faculty member Joe McKendry 94 IL wanted to do something to help.

RISD Honors Excellence in Teaching

Professor of Illustration Jean Blackburn 79 PT and History of Art and Visual Culture Lecturer Dalia Linssen have each earned RISD’s highest academic honor: the John R.