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RISD alumni share a lot more than nostalgia for being in studio here on campus. The 30,000 alumni living and working around the world value the sense of community and commitment that are so central to the experience. Natural allies with shared passions, alumni often choose to connect with one another—both personally and professionally—throughout their lives.

Alumni connecting with RISD and the world

Quest for Nonviolence

Artist/activist Jordan Seaberry 14 PT encourages students enrolled in RISD’s Pre-College Program to pay attention and get involved in the world around them.

Making Progress in Puerto Rico

Designer Karla López Rivera 04 FD returned to San Juan to launch Isleñas, a socially responsible footwear company.

Alumni Association Salutes its New President

Donald Choi BArch 82, an architect and developer in Hong Kong with a long history of service to RISD, is poised to represent the college's 30,000 alumni worldwide.

New Alumni Association website launches on October 11

Thanks to the thousands of alumni who took part in the 2018 Alumni Survey, we learned that our alumni want to be more engaged with RISD. In response, the RISD Alumni Association is building a new website to better connect alumni with RISD and each other.

We hope you will love this new online experience. When the site launches on Friday, October 11, you will be able to:

  • Share your news, work and college memories with RISD and your fellow alumni and share the link on your social media and web platforms.
  • Learn what your classmates are up to and connect with alumni working in your field.
  • Find RISD alumni club and affinity group events in your area and take part in their many social, creative, networking and educational programs.
  • Connect with RISD’s Career Center for job boards and career resources.
  • Take advantage of webinars and classes for alumni, and volunteer for RISD Serves projects and with the RISD Alumni Association.

This is just the beginning. Stay tuned as we introduce new programs and services to keep alumni and students connected with RISD and each other. If you have thoughts and suggestions, please let us know at

Update your contact information

If you have a change of address (postal and/or email), please be sure to let us know so that you remain on the mailing list for the magazine and can receive event notifications and other information of interest.

Find multiple ways to keep connected

Alumni Regional Clubs

Alumni throughout the country and the world find value in meeting with fellow grads on a regular basis to talk, share information and plan programs, activities and initiatives of interest to RISD people in their particular region. Online connections through RISD groups on LinkedIn and Facebook also provide valuable ways for alumni to keep in touch with one another both personally and professionally.

Contact us at to get involved.


RISD’s art and design magazine keeps alumni and other readers inspired and informed about the people, projects and passions that make our creative community so extraordinary. RISD XYZ encourages alumni to contribute to making each issue and works to address a range of broad issues of interest to creatively engaged readers.

Art for Sale

Each year RISD organizes an art sale open to the public as a means of showcasing alumni and student work, supporting entrepreneurial efforts and celebrating fine craftsmanship. Additional work is showcased on RISDmade, an online source for alumni-made goods sold through e-shops. By gathering this work together and making it accessible, those interested in the work created by RISD people are able to find out more about process, materials and the creative minds behind it.

Key contacts in Alumni Relations

If you’re planning a visit to RISD, please be in touch with our office in advance since we can help with building access, tips about what to check out and people you may want to see. Please contact or call 401 709-8585 or feel free to reach out to any of us with general or specific questions related to RISD’s alumni community.

Christina Hartley 74 IL
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Tue Tran
Director, Alumni Communities

Katrina Ellis
Assistant Director, Alumni Communities

If you graduated from a Continuing Education Certificate Program, please contact RISD|CE at for information on Certificate Graduate benefits.