CONNECTING LOCAL DESIGN SUPERSTARS
WITH A GLOBAL WORLD

With the 3rd largest percentage of creative sector jobs in the country, the 2nd most industrial designers in the nation,
and home of award-winning design schools and programs - Rhode Island is the place to find design.

FIND DESIGN AND RI DESIGNERS

Use our search feature to find designers, read case studies of design successes, and stay up to date on design news. Rhode Island is a small state with BIG creativity. Learn more and connect here with the problem-solving, innovation-boosting, design talent in this state. DESIGNxRI highlights all design disciplines, concentrations, and expertise.

Apparel Design

Apparel Designers articulate vision through the clothes they design and make. Harnessing conceptual ideas and technical skills, apparel designers range from haute couture to mass market every-day wear.

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Architecture

Using material, form, spacial awareness and historical and community context, architects see the big picture and then lay the path. With education, training, experience, and vision, architects will guide you through an entire design and construction process, from helping you define what you want to build to helping you get the most for your construction dollar.

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Furniture Design

Furniture designers are thinkers and makers. They work at the vortex of art, design and industry. A specialty of industrial and product design, furniture designers uniquely understand ergonomics, and the factors that relate to ease of use and human behavior. While considering both beauty and function, furniture designers explore solutions for product appeal and style as well as the marketing, manufacturing and cost requirements for the optimum design of a furniture item.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Designers communicate visually. They design and produce online and/or printed materials that deliver a message graphically. Through images or illustrations, telling the story through design, graphic designers help put forth a cohesive brand that resonates with consumers in today’s market.

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Industrial Design

Industrial Design uses critical thinking and the design process to help companies and communities create systems, products and objects to improve tasks and make business more efficient. Industrial design and product design is applied across many industries, with designers creating anything from medical devices to household products, to holographic fabrics, to the next big thing in sneaker design.

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Interaction Design

Interaction designers work to improve human-computer interaction through design and technical skills. Focusing on the user experience, interaction design is focused on meeting the needs of the majority of people using a product.

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Interior Design

Interior designers plan and detail commercial and residential building interiors for effective use with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning and factors that affect our responses to living and working environments. Interior design is also referred to as interior architecture because interior designers are trained to consider the modification of the interior structure of the building rather than just refinishing and furnishing existing spaces.

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Jewelry

Born out of traditional metalsmithing and craft, jewelry designers explore experimental processes and materials to create, fabricate and render designs for jewelry. Rhode Island was once known as the jewelry capital of the world. Today, jewelry design and metal crafts continue to be a strong aspect of our design community.

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture is the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures. As one local design professor puts it, "Landscape architecture is a very broad discipline that can include everything from intensely personal artistic expressions to highly engineered technological interventions, with projects ranging from a single stone wall to a riverfront that goes on for miles."

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