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Richard Wilde Papers

About the Collection

Richard Wilde is a designer and design educator who has been associated with the School of Visual Arts since 1969, including serving as chair of the Advertising and Graphic Design programs its various incarnations from 1971-2019. During his tenure at SVA, he taught more than 10,000 students in his landmark Visual Literacy class and hired renowned professionals to teach alongside him on the faculty. With Judith Wilde, he is cofounder of Wilde Design. His books include “Visual Literacy: A Conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving,” “Problems: Solutions, Visual Thinking for Graphic Communicators,” and “The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design,” cowritten with Judith Wilde. He retired as chair of SVA's BFA Advertising and Graphic Design department in 2019, after fifty years at the College.