Andy Law

Andy Law is probably best described as an experience designer. He gets excited about the culture, correspondence and interesting friction in all kinds of networks, including production, education, telecommunication, transaction, entrepreneurial and social. At RISD he works with graduate and undergraduate students, asking them to investigate and challenge contemporary design issues.

Law’s recent professional work includes establishing and directing the Erlend Williamson Artist Fellowship—a charitable residency based on Orkney Island in Scotland—and acting as a commissioner for the city of Providence on the Open Providence Commission for Transparency and Accountability.

In 1997 Law was granted the first-ever patent in the US for an earthquake-proof combined locking and anti-tilt filing cabinet. He also designed the world’s first biodegradable, disposable hot cup lid for Edinburgh-based Vegware.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • ID-247G-01 Graduate Thesis Research
  • ID-247G-02 Graduate Thesis Research
  • ID-2704-01 Three (Distinct) Workshops

Spring 2019 Courses

  • ID-24ST-10 Advanced Design: Studio


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design