Vermont College of Fine Arts Names New MFA in Graphic Design Faculty Chair
Silas Munro, a member of the founding faculty of the MFA in Graphic Design program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, will assume the role of Faculty Chair on July 1, 2012. Munro succeeds Matthew Monk, who becomes Academic Dean as of the same date.
Based in New York City, Munro is currently the Design Director at Housing Works, a community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. A recognized designer, Munro has a long and dynamic record as a critic, lecturer, and teacher of graphic design for noteworthy programs including those at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Art Center, Boston University, California Institute of Arts (CalArts), North Carolina State, Otis, RISD, the School of Visual Arts, and York University in Toronto. He was a Designer-In-Residence at North Carolina State and a Design Fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. His critical work has appeared in GOOD
, Otis Magazine
, CalArts Pub
, and on the Walker Design Blog.
Munro holds a BFA in Graphic Design from RISD and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts.
Munro maintains a studio presence via his firm FROM THE DESK OF:. His clients have included the likes of CalArts, Housing Works, IBM, The Orange County Museum of Art, UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, and Walker Art Center. The firm’s work has been recognized by AIGA, ADC Young Guns
, and Print