info.risd.edu

Media Group

The Media Group creates and shares a wide range of stories, news and information about RISD and its community, underscoring RISD’s role as a global leader in art and design education and helping to foster a better understanding of the value of art and design in our lives. Through a variety of communications vehicles and platforms, the team focuses on communicating with audiences including prospective students, donors, the RISD community (both on-campus and off) and the general public.

The Media Group invites media outlets to publicize RISD stories and drives the vision and content creation for the following communications vehicles (among other web properties and print publications):

  • RISD’s primary website, which is targeted towards prospective students and parents, along with a broad, global public
  • our.risd.edu, a blog for the RISD community and the general public
  • RISD’s college-wide presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat (add 'RISD1877' on Snapchat for a look at RISD life in and out of the studio)
  • RISD XYZ and XYZmail, the alumni magazine and digital monthly newsletter
  • info.risd.edu, a site for the campus community that provides basic, helpful information about all campus offices, resources, services and groups
  • events.risd.edu, RISD’s central events calendar accessible to the entire campus community and displayed as part of the risd.edu site

Suggest news and information for these vehicles by reaching out to Media Group members as follows:

  • recommend newsworthy information and stories (photos welcomed!) by contacting Editorial Director Liisa Silander directly or by emailing risdxyz@risd.edu and Director of Public Relations Jaime Marland, who handles outreach to media outlets
  • submit content updates for risd.edu by emailing support@risdwebsite.zendesk.com
  • submit high-quality images of student work produced in your department (for use on risd.edu and in print publications) to Senior Graphic Designer, Chris Swift
  • post upcoming events at events.risd.edu via the “Submit Your Event” button (open to anyone with a RISD email address and login credentials)
  • recommend information or request content updates for info.risd.edu by emailing infosite@risd.edu
  • request guidance for starting or maintaining a RISD-related social media account by contacting Jaime Marland

If you receive a request from a reporter or other outside media representative, please contact Jaime Marland.

You can also promote news and events through vehicles run by other departments including:

  • arrange live video streaming of your event via Livestream by contacting David Chandler in Media Resources; let Jaime Marland know once arranged for social media promotion
  • reach students through Word Out, the monthly CSI newsletter, by emailing csi@risd.edu
  • reach various alumni groups through email and/or social media by contacting Claire Robinson in Alumni Relations

The Media Group plays a central role in devising and executing integrated print and digital marketing and communications strategies in collaboration with partners across campus. This work includes student recruitment in partnership with Admissions, fundraising in concert with Institutional Engagement and support of annual departmental events such as Collection, the Graduate Thesis Exhibition and Commencement.

For requests for marketing and communications advice and assistance, please contact Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Kerci Marcello Stroud.

Staff

Robert Albanese
Senior Writer/ Editor
401 454-8506
ralbanes@risd.edu

Brian Clark
Senior Director, Marketing Strategy
401 427-6920
bclark@risd.edu

Jay Davani
Production Coordinator
401 277-4899
jdavani@risd.edu

Jill Feingold
Division Administrative Assistant
401 454-6108
jfeingol@risd.edu

Seojoo Han
Senior Graphic Designer
401 427-4947
shan07@risd.edu

Lauren Maas
Copywriter
401 709-8638
lmaas@risd.edu

Danielle Mancuso
Senior Public Relations Specialist
401 454-6334
dmancuso@risd.edu

Jaime Marland
Director, Public Relations
401 427-6954
jmarland@risd.edu

Mrityunjay Marol
Graphic Designer
401 454-6558
mmarol01@risd.edu

Carrie Miller
Marketing Coordinator
401 454-6346
cmiller02@risd.edu

Sam Potts
Associate Director, Web Content
401 427-4959
spotts@risd.edu

Liisa Silander
Editorial Director
401 454-6349
lsilande@risd.edu

Josephine Sittenfeld
Photographer
401 454-4950
jsittenf@risd.edu

Simone Solondz
Senior Writer/Editor
401 709-8528
ssolondz@risd.edu

Kerci Marcello Stroud
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
401 454-6380
kstroud@risd.edu

Christopher Swift
Senior Graphic Designer
401 709-8522
cswift@risd.edu