Ryan Shelley, M.F.A

Graphic Design Lecturer

Ryan Shelley

Contact Info

CA 3103 C
Weekdays by appointment or by hours published on office door.


MFA, Graphic Design
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), 2011
Baltimore, MD

BA, Graphic and Interactive Design
Moravian College, 2007
Bethlehem, PA

Areas of Expertise

Activist Design and Street Art
Tabletop Game Interactive Design
Toy, Instant, and Alternative Photography
Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design


Ryan Shelley combines activist themes with guerilla techniques, aiming content at gun violence in particular. A multidisciplinary designer, Shelley's work includes the iterative drawing and installation collaborative fourhead, the SHELLEY alternative photography team, and a co-created book on collaborative design practices (CO-LAB, BIS 2015). Current research investigates the potential of fringe experiments within contemporary tabletop game design.

Courses Taught

  • ART 317: Graphic Design 1
  • ART 355: Typography
  • ART 370: Design: Board Games (ST)
  • ART 417: Graphic Design 2
  • ART 456: Typography 2
  • ART 465: Graphic Design Social Issues
  • ART 496: BFA Project