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Joseph Burhoe 13 TX If you’re thirsty in the backcountry, you can now (de)hydrate in style thanks to the Beeracuda, Burton Snowboards’ new sling-style can holder featuring an eye-catching colorway designed by Joseph ( Called Snowcophagus, it’s the result of a somewhat circuitous route for the textile artist and fashion designer best known for his swimwear.

the community. Their portraits of the nine people killed were included in the Huffington Post story The Incredible Ways Art is Helping Charleston Unite After Church Massacre (6.27.15).


August Lehrecke FD + Matt Muller FD (see page 15)

2015 In September apparel designer Chaz Aracil AP showed his

Dorothy McQueen Simmons

mesmerizing collection Spectral Cell at StyleWeek Northeast in Providence.

workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet in southwestern France.

In early November Chloe Bulpin IL spoke about The Art of Conservation and participated in a panel discussion at Illustrator as Public Intellectual, a two-day research symposium sponsored by the Londonbased Illustration Research Network and hosted this year by RISD’s Illustration department. Through Creative Conserve, Chloe creates thoughtful, research-driven works that encourage education about animals and habitats, while suggesting positive steps to support conservation and combat further environmental degradation.

Fast Company credited Hello Velocity (, the digital marketing agency founded by Brown-RISD dual degree graduates Kevin Wiesner BRDD ID, Lukas Bentel BRDD FD and Jian Shen Tan BRDD FD as being

Nicole Buchanan 15 PH Two of Nicole’s beautifully direct portraits of RISD students created for a series called The Skin I’m In were on view this fall at Gallery Kayafas in Boston, with others being shown through January 22, 2016 at the Arnika Dawkins Gallery in Atlanta. “I wanted to give a voice to the students who identify as being African, African American and from the African Diaspora,” Nicole says of the series. “Race plays a role in the perception of our work whether we want it to or not.”

As one of seven finalists from top design schools, Julia Han AP ( debuted her ethereal capsule collection of blue-toned Pima cotton eveningwear at the Supima Design Competition, a professional runway show held during New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Though she didn’t win the $10,000 prize, for Julia the thrill was seeing her work modeled on the runway at such a high-profile venue. Lauren Tedeschi BID and  Joshua Primmer MFA 16 CR both won scholarships from IKEA to attend a Cooking, Eating + Designing summer

Georgina Traverso 51 PT of Ipswich, MA on June 3, 2015.

Eveline Toth 55 AP* of Bronx, NY on July 31, 2015.

James Clark 49 PT of Hartford, CT on August 29, 2015.

Arthur Bentsen 52 ID of Newton Upper Falls, MA on December 26, 2014.

Donald Roy 57 GD of East Longmeadow, MA on June 24, 2015.

Carol Glover 50 AP of Southbury, CT on August 5, 2015.

Beatrice Silva 52 IL* of Vineyard Haven, MA on May 23, 2015.

Judith Albert 58 Arch* of Cleveland, OH on August 24, 2015.

John Shalvoy 50 ID* of Fairfield, CT on June 2, 2015.

Mary Connally 54 IL* of Hartford, CT on July 20, 2015.

Ronald Campbell 51 GD of Flemington, NJ on May 29, 2015.

Mary Bogan 55 AE of Providence, RI on August 10, 2015.

Barbara Fellows 59 IL of Minneapolis, MN on September 27, 2014.

Arline Lavin 44 TX of Clifton Park, NY on July 4, 2015.

Charles Dvorak, Jr. BArch 51 of Centerport, NY on June 19, 2014.

Blanche Coyne 55 GD of Wakefield, RI on September 22, 2015.

William Sydlowski 60 ID of Rockport, MA on November 14, 2014.

Elizabeth White Gamba 48 IA of Litchfield, CT on April 19, 2015.

Constance Kirwan 51 GD/56 PT of Cambridge, MA on July 17, 2015.

Roger Ferriter 55 IL of Larchmont, NY on August 28, 2015.

Philip Briggs BArch 64 of Brooklyn, ME on September 22, 2015.

48 GD of Beaverton, OR on

October 26, 2014.

Jerome Corwin 34 GD of Providence, RI on April 3, 2015. Charlotte Church 37 AP of Bristol, RI on June 25, 2015. Dorothy Francis 38 AE of Cumberland, RI on May 19, 2015. Elizabeth Wyle 41 AE* of Margaretville, NY on March 10, 2015.

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responsible for some of this year’s most viral fake projects, including sausage from cloned celebrity stem-cell meat (BiteLabs) and the McMass Project, which fooled design directory Core 77. With team member Susan Merriam 14 AP, Hello Velocity is currently developing a website and social media launch for an upscale restaurant in NYC.

Marilyn Faison 60 AP of Portland, ME on July 22, 2015.

George Germon MFA 69 CR of Providence, RI on October 27, 2015. Robert de Michiell 80 IL of New York, NY on October 12, 2015. Patricia Walker 85 PT of Savannah, GA on January 16, 2015. Lauren Beebe 89 CR of Killingworth, CT on November 25, 2015. Paul Andrade 90 SC of Quincy, MA on September 23, 2015. Leonor Caraballo 95 PH of New York, NY and Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 24, 2015. Satoshi Sakaguchi 13 ID of Southport, CT on May 13, 2015.


fall / winter 2015/16


RISD XYZ Fall/Winter 2015/16  

Rhode Island School of Design alumni magazine

RISD XYZ Fall/Winter 2015/16  

Rhode Island School of Design alumni magazine