Ramon Tejada is a LATINX (Dominican-American descent) designer and educator based in Providence, RI, and occasionally in Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, CA. He works in a hybrid design/teaching practice focusing on collaboration, inclusion, unearthing, and the responsible expansion of design, a practice he has named “puncturing.” His design practice focuses on elevating BIPOC voices. Ramon is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Ramon taught in the graduate MFA Communication Design program at Pratt Institute, at the undergraduate level at Parsons/The New School, CUNY–Queens College, and in the MA program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). He has been a guest artist and/or visiting faculty in the MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art & Design, Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), and Emily Carr University. He received an MFA in Performance Arts from Bennington College and an MFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Ramon collaborated with Silas Munro on a series of workshops titled “Throwing the Bauhaus Under the Bus” and served, in collaboration with Polymode, as curator and lead on the BIPOC Design History: Incomplete Latinx Stories of Diseño Gráfico independent courses. Ramon is the principal at El Estudio de Ramon (EDR), where he works as an independent graphic designer.