Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A., Ohio University
B.F.A., Utah State University
R3108 Richmond Center
413 Park Trades Center
Ryan Lewis joined the Frostic School of Art in 2013 as an assistant professor of art in graphic design. At WMU Ryan teaches courses in color, handmade books, advanced problem solving, typography, and self-directed design research projects. Before joining the Frostic School of Art he taught design courses at the School of Art + Design at Ohio University, Athens as a teaching assistant where some of his students’ work was featured on designingwithtype.com. Ryan also taught as a guest lecturer at Marietta College, Ohio.
In professional practice, Ryan worked as a web and information designer at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs designing for grant-funded energy, economic, and environmental projects. Previously, he also worked as a graphic designer, interactive designer, and senior designer for the dental software division of the Fortune 500 Company Henry Schein, Inc. in American Fork, Utah.
Ryan earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art + Design at Ohio University, Athens and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Utah State University where he also attended the Summer Design Academy in Leysin, Switzerland.
Ryan’s current research interests include typeface design, handmade books, and time-based media projects exploring the dimensions of human personality. His time-based work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the United States. Ryan is also a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).