Graphic design work as Estudio Ramon
Selected print and digital projects (art direction, editorial, poster and visual language designs). Selected clients: The New School/ Parsons, NYIT, SVA, the Shakespeare Society, NJPAC, the Brooklyn Philharmonic,  Usdan Gallery/ Bennington College among others.

Work, thoughts, writing:

Decolonizing Reader v4, Google doc.  
    Print Edition, v2, pdf
BRING IT HOME, Usdan Gallery at Bennington College, Spring 2021.
featured in Black, Brown + Latinx Dewsign Educators: Conversations on Design and Race, by Kelly Walters, 2021
Disrupting Design with Capital “D,” Futuress.org
Design in Conservative Times, Onomatopee 179
Joy, Imperfection and Humanity in Design, Emily Carr U.
What Leading Designers, Educators, and Writers Want to see in 2021.
Serious Business Conversations: Independent Non-Anglo Centric Resources.

Building Raices, Latinx Creatives Panel, led by Maria Useche at Pratt Institute’s Communication Design Department.
“Adapting with Ingenuity,” Connecting from home this spring, Graphic Design students and faculty are rethinking what–and how– they make.
“Decolonizing Means Many Things to Many People”— Four Practitioners Discuss Decolonizing Design, AIGA Eye on Design, February 2020.

Full Bleed Podcast

“Decolonizing DESIGN, a sermon on the hierarchy of design,” Amalgam magazine II, excerpt.

“You won’t Believe What this Bizarre Design Cult Eats for Breakfast. The truth will Shock You,” at Cranbrook.

“We must topple the tropes, cripple the canon,” Walker Art Center, Reader: Soundboard 2.0, August 2018.

Work in progress…

“notes on being a New Yorkino…”

Decolonizing (graphic) Design, research, as part of the Decolonizing Design Reader, v1:

More about Ramon:

Ramon is a (New Yorkino / Afro-Caribbean / American)

designer (as Estudio Ramon)

and educator based in Providence, RI. He works in a hybrid design/teaching practice focusing on collaboration, inclusion, unearthing and the responsible expansion of design a practice he has named “puncturing.”

Ramon is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Department at risd.

He has taught in the graduate MFA Communication Design program at Pratt Institute and at the undergraduate level at Parsons/The New School, CUNY–Queens College and in the MA program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). He has been a guest artist in the MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art & Design. He received an MFA in Performance Arts from Bennington College and an MFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

He has spoken and/or led workshops at Pratt Institute, The New School/ Parsons, Mass/Art, RCA, CCA, CalArts, Otis, Cranbrook, Emily Carr U., OCAD, SF Design Week, among others. Most recently he has been collaborating with Silas Munro on a series of workshops titled “Throwing the Bauhaus Under the Bus.”

He is a part of US with Nic Sanchez and Tom Ahn and is 2013 Designer to Watch.


Typeface: GT Alpina by Grilli Type.
©2021 by Ramon Tejada.
sample students work

conversations & puncturing, 2020—21