Silas Munro is a maker, writer and teacher who utilizes practice, publication, and pedagogy to inspire people, cultural institutions, and communities to be best versions of themselves while they effect positive change on society as a whole. Munro serves as Assistant Professor of Art and Graduate Director, Experience Design, Miami University and Founding Faculty in the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Nomadic in disposition, Munro’s studio practice Poly-Mode spans across disciplines, channels and geographies. Poly-Mode engages in projects that employ overlapping systems and strategies in modes of: design, art, research, publishing, identity, typography, criticism, and information visualization. Collaborators include the Center for Urban Pedagogy (New York), Chronicle Books (San Francisco), GOOD (Los Angeles), Idea (Tokyo), MoMA (New York), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and Wynwood Business Improvement District (Miami).
Previously, Munro held positions as Faculty Chair at VCFA, Design Director at Housing Works, Adjunct Faculty at MICA, Designer-In-Residence at NC State, and Design Fellow at Walker Art Center. He holds a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from CalArts, and RISD, respectively.