Richard Rose

Rich Rose is a partner and creative director at PopKitchen Co. Before moving to Providence, Rich worked at Corey McPherson Nash where he designed and directed projects for The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Harvard University, The Huntington Theater, and The Boston Pops. At his his new studio, he and his design team conceive print and digital communications strategies for colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and major retailers. Some of PopKitchen's clients include Yale University, MIT, the ACLU, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Isaac Mizrahi, Paul McCartney, and Target.

An honors graduate of RISD, Rich's work has won numerous awards from design publications and organizations such as Print, How, CASE, Communication Arts, and the BONE show. He's lectured on branding and identity design at conferences throughout New England and New York.

In the past 3 years, Rich has been awarded 4 development grants: to research the International Typographic Style in Basel; Socialist Realism in Hanoi; the Dessau Bauhaus near Berlin; and the Wiener Werkstatte in Vienna.

Rich teaches Advanced Typography, Senior Studio, Making Meaning, the History of Modern Design, and Degree Project.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • GRAPH-3286-01 Brand Identity Design

Spring 2019 Courses

  • GRAPH-3286-01 Brand Identity Design
  • GRAPH-3298-01 Degree Project
  • BFA, 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