Ryan Hageman is a graphic designer
interested in investigating communication
at the intersection of language and culture.
He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is currently a graphic designer at the Art institute of Chicago.

He also manages Gurafiku, a website dedicated to the history of Japanese graphic design and is a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying arts administration and policy.

Connect with Ryan:
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Japan: In 2010, he studied graphic design and communication at the Sozosha College of Design in Osaka, Japan, and started Gurafiku as a way to share his research and findings.


Professional Experience

Art Institute of Chicago
Graphic Designer (December 2011—Present)

Exhibition graphics and promotional design for renowned art museum, the Art Institute of Chicago.

MCAD DesignWorks
Graphic Designer (June 2009—July 2011)

Working for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s in-house design studio to create exhibition graphics, catalogues, and publications.

An exhibition catalogue, designed in collaboration with Ted Guerrero, was featured in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual 2010.

Walker Art Center
Graphic Design Intern (December 2010—April 2011)

Creating print and web graphics to promote exhibitions, performances, and film screenings at the Walker’s in-house design department.

The MVA Studio
Graphic Design Intern (August 2010—November 2010)

Designing publication and apparel graphics for a Minneapolis-based creative studio, specializing in design and content development.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MA, Arts Administration and Policy (expected 2016)

A program focused on curatorial studies and museum planning, along with the management and development of art and cultural organizations.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
BFA, Graphic Design (2011)

An education strongly rooted in print design, also focusing on emerging technology, including social media, motion graphics, and web design.

Sozosha College of Design
Japanese Graphic Design (Spring 2010)

Participated in a semester-long, international design program located in Osaka, Japan, focusing on the mechanics multilingual design and communication.

Macalester College
Japanese Language and Culture (Fall 2009)

Learning the basics of the Japanese language, in addition to my self-guided practice and research, as preparation for studying abroad in Japan.

Language Capabilities

English (Native Proficiency)
Japanese (Limited Working Proficiency)