College of Arts and Science
MFA, University of Missouri 2001
BFA, University of Tennessee 1990
Ric Wilson is a graphic designer, typographer, letterpress printer, printmaker and design educator. Wilson received his BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1990. Before receiving his MFA, Wilson worked as a designer and art director for design studios and advertising agencies in Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri for over eighteen years. He has won numerous awards for graphic design, interactive media and advertising collateral materials. In 2001 he received his MFA from The University of Missouri-Columbia.
Wilson’s current research focus is design for non-profit and foundation clients in the US and abroad. He has received numerous design commissions and his national clients over the past 15 years include Habitat for Humanity, Rockingham, NC, March of Dimes, South Carolina, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Phoenix, AZ, Big Apple Greeter, New York, NY, Toy Museum of New York, New York, NY, Unite for Sight, New York, NY, National Children’s Literacy Group, New York, NY, Takes All Types, New York, NY, California Clean Money Campaign, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, Los Angeles, CA, Global Renewal Foundation, Lake Oswego, OR. His international clients include Asylum Access, 1x1 (Fight Fistula), Bread and Water for Africa UK, Global Renewal Foundation and Global Resource Alliance.
His work in the letterpress studio includes limited-edition books and packages printed using wood and metal type and photopolymer plates. He has presented at national conference on teaching and design pedagogy.
Graphic Design History