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JOIN US JUNE 27th 2023


CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS is a speaker series designed to bring together designers, creatives, and design enthusiasts to exchange ideas and get inspired. The series provides a platform for industry experts and up and coming creatives in their field to share their insights, experiences, and best practices with the broader creative community.

This bi-monthly gathering is for designers, creatives, innovators and enthusiasts in Rhode Island. 2 speakers, 15 minutes each, immeasurable inspiration.

Formerly known as “Clambake”, DESIGNxRI has been facilitating conversations with Rhode Island creatives since 2018.


Tuesday, June 27th
6:00-8:00 PM

82 Rolfe Square,
Cranston RI 02921
(Theater 82)

ADA Accessible: YES
Fee: Pay what you wish

JOIN US June 27th 2023

Please join us for June Creative Conversations at The Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, RI!

Our two speakers are:

Matt Muller of Pneuhaus

Susan Schaffer of Tursiops Truncatus Studios


Matthew Muller is a designer and builder whose work balances adaptation, function, and lightness. Moving between object and architectural scales, his intuitive design process is grounded in material experimentation. After obtaining a BFA in Furniture Design from RISD, Matthew cofounded Pneuhaus, a Providence-based studio that has spent a decade honing the craft of inflatable architecture. Building on the legacies of Buckminster Fuller and Frei Otto, Pneuhaus’ work has been exhibited and installed across the United States and Europe. Matthew is a critic at RISD, where he teaches Lightweight Structure.

Susan Schaffer is an illustrator and video game artist with over a decade of experience in the industry. Susan holds the position of the lead 2D artist at Tursiops Truncatus Studios, an independent women-run game studio. Her expertise has allowed her to create dynamic and engaging characters and environments, earning her recognition for her imaginative and captivating work.

In addition to her work in the video game industry, Susan is a versatile artist and has honed her skills in various mediums, including graphic design, painting, and ceramics. This range of experience allows her to bring a fresh perspective to each project she works on. Currently, Susan lives in Rhode Island with her family, two dogs, and cat. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.