Jim Pelto

Jim Pelto earned a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts and studied industrial design at RISD. He worked as a senior designer for Hasbro and also owned an engineering/manufacturing firm for 20-plus years, where he developed prototypes and production components for global companies including Honda, Uvex, New Balance and Mattel. Pelto later worked as a project/product manager, defining product design criteria for high-performance integrated molding systems used by Bausch & Lomb and Georgia-Pacific. He currently teaches at RISD and in the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation department at Keene State College.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • ID-2451-06 Metal I

Wintersession 2019 Courses

  • ID-2452-01 Metal II

Spring 2019 Courses

  • ID-2452-01 Metal II
  • BA, University of Arts
  • NDA, Rhode Island School of Design


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