Michelle Devlin

Design Researcher | Font Enthusiast

Work Experience

2021–, Design Researcher, Firebrand Creative House, Los Angeles, CA (Remote) 2017–2018, Teaching Assistant, RISD Graphic Design, Providence, RI

2016–, Graphic Designer, Freelance, Providence, RI - Poughkeepsie, NY (Hybrid)


2021–2022, MRes, Royal College of Art, Communication Design, London, UK (Hybrid)  
2014–2018, BFA, RISD, Graphic Design + History, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Providence, RI


2022–, Korean Intermediate 2, Brown University (Remote)
2021, Korean Intermediate 1, Brown University (Remote)   
2021, Font Design, Type West at the Letterform Archive, San Francisco, CA (Remote)
2021, Korean Beginner 1, Yonsei University (Remote)
2020–2021, Font Design, The Alphabettes Mentorship Program, Seoul, SK (Remote)
2020–2021, Font Design, Plantin Instituut voor Typografie, Antwerp, BE (Remote)

2020, Basics of Design Research, openSAP (Remote)
2017, Font Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


2022, Semi-Finalist (South Korea, Design), Fulbright U.S. Student Program (Research grant), New York, NY2016, William Steele Memorial Scholarship recipient, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2015–2018, Honors Designation, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2015, Elizabeth Jones Scholarship recipient, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Select Works 

2022, mderpth [Michelle Devlin], archive entry, Luc Devroye, Montreal, CN
2022, ‘The world rendered in visual expression’: Why communication design research matters, interview, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2021, Paradox of a Paradise: Exploring the Entangled Roles of Militarism and Tourism on the Island of Guam , talk, Sensorial Landscapes: The Marine Frontier, London, UK2021, (off script): The Work of Michelle Devlin by Sam Vickers, ATB Mag, Torino, IT 2021, Balancing Type Design with Language Learning (Hangeul/Korean), talk, TypeWknd, Milwaukee, WI
2021, Optique Display (옵티크 디스플레이), review, Typographica, Online2020, Alphacrit, typeface, ATypI All Over, Buffalo, NY
2020, Paradox-Paradise: A Meditation on Guam’s History with Acculturation, talk, TypeWknd, Milwaukee, WI
2020, i feel like an onion., essay, Broken Englizh: Demystifying Decolonization Through the Power of Narrative, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2017, Greetings from Guam, collage, Our America, RISD Museum, Providence, RI 


Last updated: 2022 May 10