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Riah Buchanan

Riah Buchanan
Visiting Lecturer
Teaches In
Communication Arts
Graphic Design

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Post-Baccalaureate, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; BA Carleton College.


Riah is a designer living in LA and Seattle, where she is pursuing a PhD at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. She is currently researching the dissemination of government images and documents through the lens of speculative design. At Otis' MFA program in Graphic Design she has taught Theory & Innovation and Design Criticism, among other classes. She recently worked for Metro designing Los Angeles' bike share.

Clients/Employment History:  

Clients: American Civil Liberties Union,, Social Science Research Foundation, Revenue Watch and the New York Center for Book Arts