About

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Greetings. I’m Robert McConnell, a graphic designer from New York with a longstanding affinity for visual systems, information mapping and typographic-centric design. I am currently an MFA candidate in Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design. This site contains a selection of my client-facing projects, student work and self-initiated design inquiries.

As a long-term side project I’ve designed my own maps and diagrams for various transportation networks around the world, exploring how these often unsung examples of public-facing design can be reevaluated, reassessed and recreated.

Education

Rhode Island School of Design
MFA in Graphic Design
2019
Parsons School of Design
AAS in Graphic Design with honors
2014
Rhode Island School of Design
Summer Institute of Graphic Design Studies
2011
Occidental College
BA in East Asian Studies
2011

Work

Freelance
2011–present
Artnet
Graphic designer
2014–2017
Prophet
Design intern
2013
Stark Design
Design intern
2013
CatAList: Occidental College Television
Graphic and web designer
2010–2011

Teaching

Mapping Information
RISD
Spring 2019 (assistant to Douglass Scott)
Web Design
RISD
Wintersession 2019
History of Graphic Design
RISD
Fall 2018 (assistant to Douglass Scott)
Graphic Design
RISD Pre-College
Summer 2018 (assistant to Suzi Cozzens)
Design Studio II
RISD
Spring 2018 (assistant to Hammett Nurosi)
Adobe Illustrator
RISD Continuing Education
Fall 2017 (assistant to Anne-Marie Byrd)