Profile | Dinah Fried

Dinah Fried




Dinah Fried is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Graphic Design at RISD, and a partner and co-founder of Small Stuff. Fried began her design career as a project manager in Pentagram’s New York office. She went on to join HarperCollins where she worked as a design editor and art director for the visual books imprint, and went on to earn an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. Fried worked as a design fellow at Chronicle Books in California prior to co-founding Small Stuff. The studio was founded on the principle that inventive work results from an open and participatory process with multiple voices. Small Stuff’s partners share the vision that good design can contribute to culture, and improve lives. Fried is the author of Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals (HarperCollins, 2014).





MASS Design Group

Small Stuff


An ongoing project with MASS Design Group, a global humanitarian architecture firm, to create a contextual and participatory visual identity and communications strategy.


New York Stem Cell Foundation

Small Stuff


Reshaping the organization’s communications around their research institute and value of stem cell research through editorial strategy, information graphics and visual design.



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