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   RISD PORTFOLIOS NETWORK » All RISD alumni are invited to join RISD Portfolios—an exclusive partnership with Behance—to gain exposure for your work, connect with RISD students and alumni, and be discovered more easily by potential clients, collectors, recruiters and creative enthusiasts.

• Seamlessly merge your portfolio with your LinkedIn profile
• Be seen by employers searching for RISD talent
• Link other websites with your work for even more visibility

join risd portfolios now  |   use this excellent guide to build your portfolio

   HOUZZ.COM » We heard the word design and we were in!  RISD has been helping design homes since its founding as a school for textile design in 1877, so partnering with one of the leading platforms for home remodeling and design only made sense.  From academic projects to alumni firms, we want to feature the best of what RISD has to offer.  Let's do what we do best and help get people inspired!  We know how home is done!

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   RISD ETSY TEAM » Let's show Etsy what it's all about—we're the originators of handmade! Sign up to join other artists and designers in a group that gathers RISD alumni and students on Etsy together. We hope to eventually blow the socks off everyone with our group mini-marketplace, filled with handcrafted goods from our shops.
Kickstarter     KICKSTARTER » Check out the projects being conducted independently by our creative and entrepreneurial students, alumni, and faculty. Got a Kickstarter project to fund? Call attention to your project by getting listed on the RISD curated page. Contact Scott Malloy, Career Advisor, RISD Career Center.
     RISD VOICE » A site that’s open to good ideas from all you alums out there who either have a story of your own to tell (via podcast) or who want to propose a fellow graduate to be interviewed. The brainchild of Alumni Council member Jeffrey Yan BArch 01, the site is designed to give RISD alumni a central spot for sharing personal stories that are insightful, inspirational, fun, interesting and full of all the good stuff that makes our creative community so amazing.

  • Feel the RISD love—participate in club activities. Check out this list of clubs and contacts for one in your area. And while you’re at it, check the calendar for an event near you.
  • Feeling out of the loop? Update your contact info in the online directory to make sure you get updates from RISD, including the magazine and monthly newsletter (RISD XYZ and XYZmail). 
  • Exhibiting work, had a baby, started a new job? Email us to share personal and professional news about what you’ve been up to in the print version of RISD XYZ and on RISD’s online exhibitions page.
  • Join a Facebook group. Search for RISD on Facebook to see the options, from regional clubs to reunion years and more.
  • Follow us on Twitter. Follow one or all: @RISDalumni, @RISD@risdcareers
  • Exchange/seek professional opportunities and advice as part of the RISD LinkedIn group. Check out the sub-groups by major and region. 
  • Check out the RISD Careers bookmarks on delicious. There are more than 4,100 helpful links! 
  • Support the RISD Annual Fund. It helps current students. And it really matters. Give now