Richard The
Flatbush Avenue 33 Fl. 7
11217 Brooklyn, NY


The Green Eyl

Richard The is a graphic and interaction designer. After having studied at University of the Arts Berlin and the MIT Media Lab he has worked at Sagmeister Inc. and the Berlin based design studio The Green Eyl. He currently works at the Google Creative Lab in New York.
His work has been shown at Ars Electronica, Design Museum London and Experimenta Design Amsterdam and his work has received various international awards such as Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica, London Designs of the Year, Tokyo Type Director's Club.


2010 M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT Medialab Cambridge, USA

2007 Diploma of Visual Communication at Berlin University of the Arts


2009-Now Partner at The Green Eyl

2010 Senior Designer at Sagmeister Inc.

2008-2010 Research Assistant at MIT Medialab Cambridge, USA

2007-2008 Designer at Sagmeister Inc. New York City, USA

2000-2007 Freelance work in screen, computational and print design as well as animation for various clients:
Jung und Pfeffer, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Illmatic Designz Clothing, Sagmeister Inc., Töchter und Söhne and others.

2003-2006 Workshop assistant for nonlinear film and interactive narration with Mediamatic

2006 Freelance art director at kreative konzeption* 001 GmbH

2002-2005 Tutor in the audio and video Workshop, Institute for Time-based Media, UdK Berlin

2005 Internship at Sagmeister Inc. New York City, USA

2004 Visiting tutor at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy

2000-2001 Screen designer and video and film editor at GOT Intermedia Agency, Mannheim

2010 The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts - First Prize

2010 SEGD Design Awards

2009 AIGA Certificate of Excellence, "365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions 30"

2009 AIGA 50 books/50 covers competition

2009 Coupe international design and image annual-best in show 2009

2009 Communication Arts Award of Excellence 2009: Miscallenous Series, Book

2009 SXSW Web Award 09, Art Category: created with Sagmeister Inc.

2009 The Art Director‘s Club Annual Awards 2009 Bronze (x2)

2009 Applied Arts Design and Advertising Awards 2009

2008 Steven R. Holtzman Fellowship for Digital Expression, MIT Media Lab

2008 Appeel: Prix Ars Electronica - Honorary Mention

2008 TDC 55, Type Director's Club for typographic excellence

2008 AIGA Certificate of Excellence, "365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions 29"

2006 Anni Kuan Mailer: TDC 52 Type Directors Club

2006 Anni Kuan Mailer: TDC Tokio Type Directors Club, Non Members' Prize

2006 Sonderzug: Gold winner of :output

2006 Parasite: Honorary mention at Ars Electronica Next Idea Award

2005 Omnivisu: Bronze winner of :output

2004 Omnivisu: RES magazine Class Acts 2005

2002 Learntec Multimedia Transfer Hot Trends Award

05/2010 Schnitzer Prize in Visual Arts, MIT

12/2009 Beijing Typography at Icograda 2009, Beijing, China

12/2008 X-topia and Y-topia - MIT Visual Arts Program, Cambridge, USA

11/2008 lab.30, Augsburg, Germany

10/2008 Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle, Australia

09/2008 Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, Linz

09/2008 Droog Event 2: Urban Play at Experimenta Design, Amsterdam

08/2008 TDC 55 Type Director's Club Exhibition
02/2008 Urban Portraits, Rome

06/2008 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2008, Brno, Czech Republic

08/2007 Planet Prozess by Urban Grassroots, Berlin

04/2007 Urban Interface Berlin

06/2007 Reviewing the Medium, Interactivity. Exhibition at *artlabs, Sibiu, Romania

03/2007 Pixelache 2007, Helsinki.

03/2007 UAMO Festival Munich, Germany.

12/2006 Public-Electronic! at Electrohype, Museum of Sketches, Lund, Sweden.

02/2006 Here/there dorkbot.bln partner event Transmediale06

01/2006 Parasite at Rythm On The Line film festival, Berlin

11/2005 Re/act media art festival, Heidelberg

2004 Design Berührt Herz at ZumTobel Berlin

12/2009 Étapes-design et culture visuelle, France

05/2009 Type Player, Page one Publishing Private, ISBN-10: 9812458328

10/2008 Droog Event 2: Urban Play, Droog Design, ISBN-10: 9079810010

09/2008 Het Parool, Amsterdam, „670 kilo centen op straat“

09/2008 De Volkskrant, Amsterdam, „Politie amsterdam veegt kunst op“

09/2008 De Volkskrant, Amsterdam, „Design als een sociaal bindmiddel“

05/2008 Le Fond et la Forme

12/2007 Two Design Projects in AIGA 365 Collection: Azuero Earth Project Identity (Design), Deitch Projects Banana Wall (Design, Typography)

08/2007 Gürteltiere auf Bestellung in taz (tageszeitung) Germany

07/2007 Citysampling in Citywalk Berlin, European Photography, Issue 81

02/2006 Typography 27: The Annual of the Type Directors Club

02/2006 Page (Germany)

12/2005 "Graffiti Hackers" by Sonia Zjawinski in: Wired (USA)

11/2005 "Alternatives Trainbombing - Projekt Parasite" by Sandra Sydow in: De:Bug (Germany)
blaðið (Iceland)
LE Magazine (Russia)

10/2005 RES Magazine DVD (USA)

03/2005 RES Magazine

Many Projects were also featured in online magazines and blogs such as Wemakemoneynotart, wooster collective, core 77, pixel sumo, eyebeam, etc...

04/2010 AIGA Coast2Coast: "Design For a Better Planet", with David Small and Jeff Warren

03/2010 MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning: „Art in Action: How Artistic Projects Inspire New Perspectives in Planning“

11/2009 "Socially manipulated Pixels" at Icograda World Design Congress 2009. Together with David Small

10/2009 Talk about my work at Interrogative Design Workshop, Cambridge, USA

08/2009 Talk at Tokyo University Meta perception Lab 2009

08/2009 "Design for Social Interaction" at Pecha Kucha Tokyo Volume #64

01/2009 SCU+MIT two week public art workshop in Taipei, Taiwan

10/2008 Talk at MIT Graduate Arts Forum

06/2007 Talk about my work at Reviewing the Medium, Interactivity. At *artlabs, Sibiu, Romania

04/2007 Talk with Jussi Ängeslevä at Urban Interface Berlin

12/2006 "Outside the Frame - The Green Eyl" at Profile Intermedia 09 Conference, Bremen, Germany