 ESTUDIO RAMON                                                 

Ramon Tejada is an independent New Yorkino / Dominican / Latinx / Black + Brown / Afro-Caribbean / American designer and educator based in Providence, RI. He works in a hybrid design/ teaching practice focusing on collaborative design models. Ramon is an Assistant Professor at RISD in Providence.

His recent design research interest lies in the areas of disruption and puncturing of the Design Canon, inclusivity, diversity, collaboration and the expansion and openings of design narratives and languages beyond the “traditional” Westernized paradigm of design. A practice he has named as one of “puncturing.”

He has taught in the graduate MFA Communication Design program at Pratt Institute; as well as at the undergraduate level at Parsons/The New School, in the MA at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) and at CUNY–Queens College. He has also spoken and been a guest artist at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Otis College of Art and Design, Ontario College of Art and Design, University of Illinois–Chicago and Pratt Institute among others. Most recently, Ramon has been engaging in collaboration with Silas Munro in developing and running a workshop titled “Throwing the Bauhaus Under the Bus.”

He received an MFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and an MFA in Performance Arts from Bennington College.

Ramon is a 2013 Graphic Design: USA Designer to Watch.

He is also part of US (with Nic Sanchez + Tom Ahn).

Contact .
—CV, upon request.
Decolonizing Design Reader, pdf edition 2
Building Raices, Latinx Creatives Panel, led by Maria Useche with Erika Harrsch, Chat Travieso, Yara Travieso, Zuli Segura, and Hernán Ayala at Pratt Institute’s Communication Design Department, April 2020.
Present! v1.0.3. on group dynamics, dreams, design and education. 
Decolonizing Design Means Many Things to Many People— Four Practioners Discuss Decolonizing Design, Eye on Design, 2020.
Teaching Design Conversations, exhibition in Berlin, 2020. 
Amalgam, op. II, 2019
A=B The Studio Practice Conference, Oct. 2019 @ Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Decolonizing Design, Imagining Alternative Futures, RISD Museum, April 2019.
We Must Topple the Tropes, Cripple the Canon, @Walker.
—What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking About Design, Eye on Design, Issue 3.
Decolonizing Design (research).
Sample of student’s work.

The work presented here has been created at various locations, cities and in cases in collaboration with colleagues and designers including: New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Philadelphia; Otis College of Art & Design, Nicolas Sanchez, Tom Ahn; The New School in New York, Parsons School of Design, Paula Giraldo, Ed Pusz; and Studio 1646 in LA.

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©2020 by Ramon Tejada.