RYAN ARRUDA – www.midnightumbrella.com
Midnight Umbrella is the unnecessarily esoteric handle of Ryan Arruda, a native Rhode Islander who spends his days art directing, designing, illustrating, collaging & writing words in Worcester, Massachusetts. As for his story, he graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts with an undergraduate degree in film studies, and in 2010 he went on to receive an MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design, in his beloved home state. Now he stakes his claim in central Massachusetts with his family, where by day he wrangles art direction, design and content for the typography-loving folks at Monotype, and by night he grills up more graphic design malarky for the pure sport of it.
“I’m thrilled to support Artists for Education because everybody deserves good design. What better use of our efforts than to make learning more engaging and more beautiful for kids? We have the duty and responsibility to use our powers for good when we can, and Artists for Education is an exemplary example of such an endeavor.”