Ryan Bugden is an independent typeface designer & graphic designer based in Brooklyn. He currently runs R&M with Michelle Ando and releases typefaces independently and through Future Fonts. He teaches typeface design through his own workshop Type Sessions, and he’s an adjunct professor of typography at School of Visual Arts in New York City.



Type and Media
Royal Academy of Art, the Hague
MA, Type Design

Type@Cooper Extended
Certificate, Type Design

Rhode Island School of Design
BFA, Graphic Design

Press & Exhibitions

It’s Nice That
Surface Magazine
Monocle Minute on Design
The Fox is Black
IdN v26n3: Typeface Design Issue
FastCo Design
Brand New
AIGA Eye on Design
UITdeKunst, Den Haag
RISD Graphic Design Triennial 2015
RISD Graphic Design Triennial 2012
The GoodType Book: Volume One
Mindsparkle Magazine
Creative Boom


TDC Ascenders 2022
TDC Certificate 2019, 2022 x2
TDC Judges’ Choice 2022 x2
FastCo Innovation By Design
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