ryan “at” othermeans.us
(718) 622 0907

Ryan Waller is a partner at Other Means, a Brooklyn-based graphic design studio working with architects, artists, curators, editors, and institutions.

EDUCATION
MFA Graphic Design, Yale University, 2009
BFA Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 2003

AWARDS
AIGA 50 Books 50 Covers, 2016
Fulbright Award, École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne and Federal Office of Culture, Bern, Switzerland, 2010
Mark Whistler Memorial Prize, Yale University, 2009
Twenty Under Thirty, Print magazine, 2006
Young Guns 5 Award, Art Directors Club, 2006

TEACHING
Yale University, Critic, Print to Screen and Typography Online, 2015–ongoing
Rhode Island School of Design, Critic, Grad Form, Graduate Open Research and Print to Screen, 2014–ongoing
Pratt Institute, Assistant Professor, Typography, Visual Language, and Thesis Research, 2011–2016

LECTURES
Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, (forthcoming), Other Means, April, 2018
Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne ECAL, (forthcoming), April, 2018
Werkplaats Typografie, (forthcoming), Other Means, April, 2018
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, (forthcoming), Other Means, April, 2018
Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, (forthcoming), Other Means, April, 2018
Cranbrook Academy of Art, (forthcoming), Other Means, February, 2018
Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard), Slugs, Other Means, October, 2017
Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS Bard), Branding Culture, Other Means, December, 2016
Parsons, A Look Back..., Other Means, October, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University, Objects + Methods Lecture Series, Other Means, October, 2016
Maryland Institute College Of Art, Type Nite, Other Means, October, 2015
Yale University, Extra Design: A Discussion of Alternative Practices, Other Means, April, 2015
Rhode Island School of Design, Three Guys, Other Means, March, 2015
Swiss Institute, Alternative Design Practices in NYC, Other Means, October, 2014
CalArts, Pop-Up Video, November, 2009
Rhode Island School of Design, Alumni Lecture Series, September, 2009

WORKSHOPS (with Other Means)
Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne ECAL, (forthcoming), April, 2018
Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne ECAL, On & On Broadway, September, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University, Betwixt & Between, October, 2016
Maryland Institute College of Art, American Standard, October, 2015

PUBLISHED WRITING (with Other Means)
Walker Art Center, Ronald McDonald Ollie Dos & Don’ts: What Mascots Can Teach Us About Branding, June, 2017
Art in America, Parts of Speech: Karel Martens as Scavenger, August, 2016

TYPOGRAPHY SUMMER SCHOOL NEW YORK
Typography Summer School is a week-long program founded in London by Fraser Muggeridge, initiated in New York by Other Means, and taught together with different practitioners each year.
2018, (forthcoming)
2017, Julian Bittiner, James Goggin, Geoff Han, Hyo Kwon, Other Means, and Fraser Muggeridge
2016, Julian Bittiner, Yoonjai Choi, Bob Gill, Francesca Grassi, Geoff Han, Chad Kloepfer, Other Means, and Fraser Muggeridge
2015, Julian Bittiner, Yoonjai Choi, James Goggin, Geoff Han, Other Means, and Fraser Muggeridge
2014, Julian Bittiner, Neil Donnelly, Francesca Grassi, Hilary Greenbaum, Geoff Han, Other Means, and Fraser Muggeridge
2013, Julian Bittiner, Bob Gill, James Goggin, Geoff Han, Other Means, Mary Voorhees Meehan, Fraser Muggeridge, and Mark Owens

EASY LESSONING
Easy Lessoning is a series of casual lectures, drinks and small talk, at a studio. The series was founded in New York by Other Means with Corina Neuenschwander and Roland Früh. The lecturers speak about graphic design and related fields, their work or the work of others.
11, (forthcoming)
10, Emile Molin and Susan Sellers
9, Danielle Aubert and David Senior
8, Michael Bell-Smith and Laurel Schwulst
7, Melanie Bühler and Hannes Gloor
6, Knoth/Renner (Christoph Knoth & Konrad Renner) and Matylda Krzykowski
5, OK-RM and Robert & Durrer
4, Other Means, Corina Neuenschwander & Roland Früh
3, Louise Paradis and Christian Schwartz
2, Cory Arcangel and Dragan Espenschied
1, Geoff Han & Todd Rouhe of common room and Jonas Vögeli

Prior to founding Other Means, Ryan designed a logo for a local bubble tea and Vietnamese sandwich chain, created the GreeNYC Bird with Todd St. John, and made a poster that became a t-shirt for Rihanna.