The RISD Grad Show 21 digital site would not have been possible without the many individuals who generously offered their support, expertise, time and guidance. The publication was supported by Kent Kleinman, RISD’s provost, and production was handled by the RISD Museum’s Digital Initiatives team, led by Jeremy Radtke. Special thanks to Jeremy and team members Carson Evans and Brendan Campbell, who oversaw the creation and building of the site and spent many hours working with grads to help develop their individual pages. This project truly would not have happened without their patience, diligence and generosity. Special thanks to Mark Moscone, Director of Campus Exhibitions for his dedication and vision. Thanks also to Amy Horschak, director of Graduate Studies, and Caroline Vásquez, assistant director for Graduate Studies, for their support and commitment to moving this project forward. Their communication and insights kept things on track, often ensuring that grads had the information they needed to help them meet deadlines. Each grad was responsible for creating their own page and for uploading content they felt relevant to the site. Special thanks to all of them for putting in the time to build out their individual pages.

The graphic identity of the site was conceived by Everett Epstein (MFA Graphic Design 21), with support from Nick Larson (MFA Graphic Design 22) and Asta Thrastardottir (MFA Graphic Design 22). Many thanks for their time developing an elegant, thoughtful design that seamlessly carries through the entire site. Thanks also to the directors of the departments and programs featured here.


Rosanne Somerson


Kent Kleinman

Director of Campus Exhibitions

Mark Moscone

Director, Office of Graduate Studies

Amy Horschak

Assistant Director, Graduate Studies

Caroline Vásquez

Director, Center for Arts & Language

Jennifer Liese

Assistant Director, Digital Initiatives, RISD Museum

Jeremy Radtke

Senior Graphic Designer, RISD Museum

Derek Schusterbauer

Graphic Designer, RISD Museum

Brendan Campbell

Digital Media Fellow, RISD Museum

Carson Evans

Exhibition & Publication Identity Design

Everett Epstein (MFA Graphic Design 21)

with Nik Larson (MFA Graphic Design 22) &

Asta Thrastardottir (MFA Graphic Design 22)

Writing Support

Ollie Rosario (MFA Digital + Media 22) &

Chetan Dusane (MFA Industrial Design 22)

Web Development

Oomph, Inc.



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RISD Grad Show 2021 was created using Ziggurat, an open-source publishing tool. Ziggurat was built by the RISD Museum in collaboration with Oomph, Inc.