Angela Riechers is an award-winning writer, art director, and educator. She writes primarily about typography in her weekly column for the AIGA blog Eye on Design, as well as for numerous design-related publications including Wallpaper, Metropolis, Print, and Design Observer. Prior to her arrival at UArts, she founded the TypeLab summer residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York, taught design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Queens College, and SVA, and developed an online learning program, The Complete Typographer, for SVA. Angela is the recipient of an AOL Artists grant for Sites of Memory, a multimedia project that reattaches historical narratives to their original locations in New York City through audio guided walking tours and map-based visual archives. In her previous incarnation as an art director, she created concepts and page layouts for everything from Harper's Magazine to iPad apps for O, the Oprah Magazine, with stops at Dr. Oz the Good Life, Condé Nast Portfolio, The New York Times, and Martha Stewart Living.
She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the School of Visual Art's Design Criticism Program.