Angela Riechers

Program Director, Graphic Design
Associate Professor, Graphic Design

MFA, School of Visual Art
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Contact Info

Graphic Design

Terra Hall, Room 1312

Angela Riechers, Department Chair of Graphic Design at the University of the Arts, is an educator, art director, and writer who approaches design as a broad playing field of knowledge, technologies, and communities. Prior to her position at UArts, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in design and typography at the School of Visual Arts, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Queens College, New York University, and the City College of New York. Angela created and launched TypeLab, a four-week summer intensive residency, and The Complete Typographer, a Massive Open Online Course [MOOC], at SVA.

Her writing focuses primarily upon typography, graphic design, and visual culture for publications including Print/HOW, Adobe Create, Wallpaper, Metropolis, and Design Observer, and she is a frequent contributor to Type Tuesday, a weekly feature on the AIGA blog Eye on Design. As an editorial art director, she’s created issue formats, concepts, and page layouts for everything from Harper’s Magazine to O, the Oprah Magazine, and most recently consulted on and implemented redesigns of Everyday with Rachael Ray and Prevention magazines.


Angela holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the School of Visual Art’s Design Criticism (D-Crit) program.