︎︎︎RAMoN TEJADA (EDR) is a designer and educator based in Providence, RI, Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA.* 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.
*Providence, RI is the unceded lands of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples; Los Angeles is the unceded lands of the Tongva peoples and Palm Springs is the unceded lands of the Cahuilla peoples.

Ramon 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 and/or visiting faculty in the MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art & Design, Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) and Emily Carr University. 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 the Design Campus/ Kunstgewerbemuseum in Dresden, Germany, Pratt Institute, The New School/ Parsons, Mass/Art, RCA, CCA, CalArts, Otis, Cranbrook, Emily Carr U., London College of Communication, KASK, Ghent, Belgium, OCAD U., SF Design Week, among others. He has collaborated with Silas Munro on a series of workshops titled “Throwing the Bauhaus Under the Bus,” and with Polymode as curator and lead on the BIPOC Design History: Incomplete Latinx Stories of Diseño Gráfico.

He is a part of US with Nic Sanchez and Tom Ahn. 

EDR works in collaboration on print, digital, and curatorial design projects. Selected clients include Fence Books, The New School/ Parsons, NYIT, SVA, the Shakespeare Society, NJPAC, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, USDAN Gallery/ Bennington College, the RISD Museum, Praise Shadows Gallery / Addis Fine Arts Gallery, and ISLAA.

︎︎︎OTHER PROJECTS, WRITINGS AND IDEAS…

︎︎︎Publishing will not be another victim of the pandemic, AIGA Eye on Design.
︎︎︎Hurra Hurra Podcast 23, March 2021.
︎︎︎Joy, Imperfection and Humanity in Design.
︎︎︎What Leading Designers, Educators, and Writers Want to see in 2021, Eye on Design. 
︎︎︎How changing the design canon will change the industry, CR.
︎︎︎Serious Business Conversations: Independent Non-Anglo Centric Resources.
︎︎︎Present! v.1.0.3.
︎︎︎“Adapting with Ingenuity,” @ RISD.
︎︎︎“You won’t Believe What this Bizarre Design Cult Eats for Breakfast. The truth will Shock You,” at Cranbrook.
︎︎︎Building Raices, Latinx Creatives Panel, Pratt Institute’s Communication Design Department.
︎︎︎A Line Which Forms a Volume 5 Symposium
︎︎︎ShiftED 2021: Shifting, Inside-out: Decolonizing the classroom.

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