Ryan Slone (he/him) is a posterist and educator in Arkansas, USA.



Ryan Slone is a designer, educator, and posterist whose work explores the intersection of design and activism through social-advocacy poster design, speculative processes, and constraint-led provocations. As a relational pedagogue, he empowers students to become citizen designers, collaborators, and leaders who practice inclusive design to ensure an equitable future for all. He is currently co-founder and vice-president of the inaugural United States International Poster Biennial.

His work has been chronicled in books, periodicals, and exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, and has received numerous honors for his research and scholarship, including the Graphis Poster Annual platinum award, the Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design incentive diploma, and most recently, notable inclusions in the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, the International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, and the Warsaw Poster Biennial.

Ryan is currently an assistant professor of graphic design in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, where he also serves as the undergraduate coordinator in the graphic design program. Prior to joining the University of Arkansas, Ryan served for over a decade as an art director for DOXA in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His previous work experience included positions at Unboundary in Atlanta, Georgia, and Pentagram in New York City alongside Michael Bierut, with clients such as The New York Times and Yale School of Architecture. He earned an M.F.A. in graphic design from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, Vermont, a graduate certificate in design from the Miami Ad School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a B.F.A. in graphic design at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.



Warsaw Poster Biennial
Warsaw, Poland.

Radicalization Exhibition
Baghdad, Iraq.

IFAPC International Poster Design Exhibition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Asia International Exchange

Bekasi, Indonesia.

115 Miles East
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.




Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition
Fort Collins, Colorado.

International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico.

Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design
Moscow, Russia.

Ecuador Poster Bienal
Quito, Ecuador.

Poster for Tomorrow
Paris, France.

Beijing Opera International Poster Biennale
Beijing, China + Lublin, Poland.

Cyprus Poster Triennial
Nicosia, Cyprus.

Taiwan Poster Design Association Exhibition
Taipei, Taiwan.

Work & Play International Invitation Exhibition
Girona, Spain.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Los Angeles, California.

KICD Winter International Invitational Exhibition
Seoul, South Korea.

VIDAK 22 International Invitation Exhibition
Seoul, South Korea.

All Women, All Rights, Every Day Invitational
Puebla, Mexico.

Caring & Protecting Women & Children Poster Exhibition
Lanzhou City, China.

Beloved, Tortured, Eaten
Bünde, Germany.

Thailand Udon Thani City International Poster Design Exhibition
Udon Thani, Thailand.


Graphis Poster Annual 2023
1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 2 Silver

Slanted 40: Experimental Type
Inclusion in biannual publication

Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design
Incentive Diploma

Posters for the Planet
Princeton Architectural Press 

Poster Stellars 2
Awarded Juror




Peru Design Biennial/Bienal de Diseño de Perú
Lima, Peru.

B.I. International Poster Biennale
Seoul, South Korea.

Taiwan International Graphic Design Awards
Taipei, Taiwan.

PosterFest 3 Triennial
Budapest, Hungary.

Emirates International Poster Festival
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Mut zur Wut
Heidelberg, Germany.

Poster Quadrennial Bardejov
Bardejov, Slovakia.

Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival
Haapsalu, Estonia.

co|show Poster Biennial
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

Escucha Mi Voz Poster Show
Zapopan, Guadalajara + Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico.

Bünder Biennale
Bünde, Germany.

Poster Stellars
Warsaw, Poland.

EvpArt'21 International Festival
Evpatoria, The Republic of Crimea.

KICD Summer International Invitational Exhibition
Seoul, South Korea.

Shusha is the city of culture of Azerbaijan
Ankara, Turkey.

Nation Design Legends Poster Invitational
Serpong, Indonesia.

Rupa Kata Kaleidoskop
Serpong, Indonesia.

Not A Fairy Tale Poster Invitational
Quito, Ecuador.

Méliés International Invitational
Puebla, Mexico. 

CEIDA Members Excellent Works Exhibition
Lanzhou City, China.


Graphis Protest Posters 2
1 Gold, 5 Silver

Taiwan International Graphic Design Awards
Award of Distinction

Poster Stellars
1 Bronze Medal, 2 Finalists

Creative Quarterly 66

Mut zur Wut

UCDA Design Awards
Award of Excellence


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