Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications articulates, stewards and promotes RISD’s brand to create connections with the institution.

We do this by discovering and sharing stories about the RISD community; developing, managing and consulting on all visual and verbal expressions of the institution; and providing direction and support to campus communicators.

Our team is composed of Creative, Digital Experience and Public Relations.

To request edits to websites (, and others), please email


Robert Albanese
Associate Director, Digital Content Production and Operations
401 454-8506

Mary Banas
Senior Visual Designer

Brian Clark
Senior Director, Digital Experience
401 427-6920

Jay Davani
Production Coordinator
401 277-4899

Tiffany Khang
Administrative Assistant
401 454-6395

Lauren Maas
Interim Creative Director
401 709-8638

Jessie Mahan
Digital Content Manager
401 277-4864

Danielle Mancuso
Associate Director, Public Relations
401 454-6334

Jaime Marland
Senior Director, Public Relations
401 427-6954

Iyana Martin Diaz
Senior Visual Designer

Lee Ann Norman
Executive Communications Writer

Alex Pizzuti
Video/Photo Editor

Kaylee Pugliese
Communications Specialist
401 277-4893

Jess Silvia
Digital Content Manager
401 454-6355

Simone Solondz
Senior News Writer/Copy Editor
401 709-8528

Kerci Marcello Stroud
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
401 454-6380

Resources for campus communicators

  • Go to to learn RISD’s identity guidelines. The site includes a primer on RISD’s verbal and visual identity, as well as tools and resources to help everyone at RISD participate in it.
  • The RISD Communicators Network connects community members across campus who speak for the college and museum, strengthening our joint efforts by providing communications guidance and fostering strategic collaboration, coordination and sharing of information. To join, contact Kerci Marcello Stroud.

Primary communication vehicles

  •, RISD’s primary website, which is targeted towards prospective students and parents, along with a broad, global public (request content updates by emailing
  • RISD’s college-wide presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  •, a site for the campus community that provides basic, helpful information about all campus offices, resources, services and groups (request content updates by emailing
  •, RISD’s central events calendar, which provides with info about all RISD events to RISD community members, as well as info about public events to external audiences (events are added to the calendar by the department or campus organization overseeing the event)

Promoting news and events

  • Recommend newsworthy information and stories (photos welcomed) by contacting Senior Director of Public Relations Jaime Marland.
  • Arrange live video streaming of your event by contacting Media Resources. For social media promotion, contact Jaime Marland once you've arranged your event.
  • Reach various alumni groups through email and/or social media by contacting Evan Gallivan in Institutional Engagement.