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Cave Springs, Arkansas 72718

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Ryan Slone Design

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Biography/Work Experience

Ryan Slone is a designer, educator, and posterist whose work explores the intersection of design and activism through social-advocacy poster design, speculative processes, and constraint-led provocations. As a relational pedagogue, he empowers students to become citizen designers, collaborators, and leaders who practice inclusive design to ensure an equitable future for all. He is currently co-founder and vice-president of the inaugural United States International Poster Biennial, which launched in early 2023. USIPB is the first poster exhibition in the United States with an international reach and aims to become a global presence in the industry.

Professional Specialties

Ryan is currently an assistant professor of graphic design in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, where he also serves as the undergraduate coordinator in the graphic design program. Prior to joining the University of Arkansas, Ryan served for over a decade as an art director for DOXA in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His previous work experience included positions at Unboundary in Atlanta, Georgia, and Pentagram in New York City alongside Michael Bierut, with clients such as The New York Times and Yale School of Architecture. He earned an M.F.A. in graphic design from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, Vermont, a graduate diploma in design from the Miami Ad School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a B.F.A. in graphic design at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Graphis Appearances

New Talent Design Annual, Protest Poster 2, Poster Annual 2023, Poster Annual 2024


His work has been featured in numerous international publications and exhibitions including Graphis, Warsaw Poster Biennial, Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, The International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Ecuador Poster Bienal, Mut zur Wut, Poster Stellars, Peru Design Biennial, PosterFest Budapest, B.I. International Poster Biennale of Korea, Cyprus Poster Triennial, Poster Quadrennial Bardejov, Taiwan International Graphic Design Awards, Design Research Society, British Design & Art Direction, Communication Arts, AIGA, HOW, and PRINT.

Graphis Awards

1 Platinum Award / 2 Gold Awards / 9 Silver Awards

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Museum/Gallery Collections

The International Poster Collection: Colorado State University (USA), Center for the Study of Political Graphics: Los Angeles, CA (USA)


MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts