About RR

Posts by RR:

Hi! I am Rachele Riley—a graphic designer and visual media artist living and working in Greensboro, NC (USA). This site features the work of my students. If you wish to see my art and design work, please visit my portfolio site. I have been teaching since 2007. I have a M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (2005), a Vordiplom in Kommunikationsdesign from the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle in Germany (2001), and a B.S. in Studio Art from New York University (1994). Currently Assistant Professor in the New Media and Design program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, I try to impart strong conceptual and visual skills to my students—as well as a critical mindfulness about their work and about the world. In my teaching, it is important to expose students to various methods of making and designing, and to support them as they develop an individual experimental process and form their own voice. I encourage students to make imaginative and inventive work—that is personally- and culturally-significant.

Hierarchy and Structure

ARTD 222 Typographic Practice Fall 2016, sophomore-level at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, poster project 11×17 using a poem set in Futura and exploring a variety of different structures and approaches for creating hierarchy. Design by James Tran.

Kinetic Alphabet

ARTD 222 Typographic Practice, sophomore-level required course for Graphic Design majors, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Featured design is by Jessica Jutzi. The assignment—create an animated letterform using a modular design and base it on a typeface included in Adobe Font Folio.

Utilitarian Tags

Mapping Invisibles project by Eric Pryor, ARTD 310 Graphic Design Inquiry at UIUC. Eric mapped and recreated hand-generated letterforms found in a part of Urbana. His simulated intervention shows official messages replaced with hand-lettered forms.