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BFA Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MFA Boston University
DDes Louisiana State University
Richard B. Doubleday is a professor of graphic design and international educator. His research expertise and interests are contemporary Chinese graphic design, material culture, and design history. He received his Doctor of Design degree (DDes) in Cultural Preservation from Louisiana State University in 2022. Doubleday’s research centers primarily on contemporary Chinese graphic design and its historical antecedents. He is a recipient of a 2022-2023 China-U.S. Scholars Fellowship (CUSP) and held a 2017-2018 Fulbright Fellowship as a senior research scholar at the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.
Doubleday has more than 20 years of professional experience working at notable design firms and national research institutions including the Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society, Spaulding Printers, Gary Fujiwara Design, Rothman Partners, Inc. Architects, and Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a United States Department of Defense research and development center. His industry experience has served as a platform for his academic career.
Doubleday has taught workshops around the world including China, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru and has led study abroad programs in China, London, and The Netherlands. He has exhibited his poster designs at many local, national, and international events and competitions around the globe including the Golden Bee, Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design, Ecuador Poster Biennial, and the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan.
Doubleday has presented lectures and papers on his research in motion graphics, contemporary cultural identity, and graphic design history at recent meetings in China with the support of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and East Asia-Pacific Regional Travel Program, American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF). He has also presented papers on his fieldwork at current conferences of international biennials of the poster and regionally at SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference).
Doubleday is a contributing author of Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design (Ann Arbor, MI, USA: Michigan publishing, 2017), Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter (London, UK: Phaidon Press, 2017), Ornament and Initial: Beauty of Graphic Design, 17-20th Century (Tokyo: PIE Books, 2014) The Phaidon Archive of Design (London, UK: Phaidon Press, 2012), Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy (London, UK: Thames and Hudson, 2008), and Typo-Graphics: Hideki Nakajima (Tokyo: Seibundo Shinkosha, 2008). He has been published extensively in leading graphic design journals and is currently researching and writing Visual Communication Design, Encyclopedia of China (Beijing: Encyclopedia of China Publishing House ECPH and Tsinghua University).
Doubleday is presently conducting field and archival research on graphic design in the modern Republican and Mao eras. This is part of his post-doctoral research on contemporary Chinese graphic design, funded primarily through the China-U.S. Scholar Program (CUSP) initiative.
ART 4541 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Typography: Form and Meaning
ART 4541 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Motion Graphics
ART 4561 Survey of Graphic Design History
ART 4564 Senior Graphic Design Capstone
ART 4555 Senior Graphic Design Portfolio
ART 7500 Graduate Graphic Design Seminar