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A professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Oren is a specialist in storytelling, branding, concept design, and entrepreneurship. He collaborates with great brands to craft engaging experiences.

Over a 30-year career as a professional illustrator, Oren Sherman has designed exclusive artwork for a variety of clients, including Steuben Glass, PepsiCo, Disney, the Olympics, Visa, Hermes, Mobil Oil, the US Postal Service, the US Mint, and many more. Oren has partnered with corporations across the country developing original artwork as the essence of brand identity. His work is sophisticated, contemporary, and utterly unique, standing at the cutting edge where art meets commerce. Oren’s versatility and visual intelligence inform his distinctive approach. His art powers brand, creating a multi-level experience that resonates as an unspoken message everywhere the environment touches the customer.

RISD

As an alumni and Professor at Rhode Island School of Design, Oren specializes in teaching entrepreneurship, pattern, color theory, design, storytelling, and strategic narrative for business and industry. He has created a number of innovative courses over his 20-year career at RISD, including an art and business curriculum, a sponsored studio with ESPN, co-electives with Graphic Design and Industrial Design, and a collaborative studio in playwriting/set design between RISD and Brown University.

“Teaching at RISD has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life,” Oren says. “Bringing my professional experience into the classroom, and the energy of my students into my professional work has been a great synergy.”

A professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Oren is a specialist in storytelling, branding, concept design, and entrepreneurship. He collaborates with great brands to craft engaging experiences.

Over a 30-year career as a professional illustrator, Oren Sherman has designed exclusive artwork for a variety of clients, including Steuben Glass, PepsiCo, Disney, the Olympics, Visa, Hermes, Mobil Oil, the US Postal Service, the US Mint, and many more. Oren has partnered with corporations across the country developing original artwork as the essence of brand identity. His work is sophisticated, contemporary, and utterly unique, standing at the cutting edge where art meets commerce. Oren’s versatility and visual intelligence inform his distinctive approach. His art powers brand, creating a multi-level experience that resonates as an unspoken message everywhere the environment touches the customer.

RISD

As an alumni and Professor at Rhode Island School of Design, Oren specializes in teaching entrepreneurship, pattern, color theory, design, storytelling, and strategic narrative for business and industry. He has created a number of innovative courses over his 20-year career at RISD, including an art and business curriculum, a sponsored studio with ESPN, co-electives with Graphic Design and Industrial Design, and a collaborative studio in playwriting/set design between RISD and Brown University.

“Teaching at RISD has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life,” Oren says. “Bringing my professional experience into the classroom, and the energy of my students into my professional work has been a great synergy.”

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Oren is represented by Design Commerce Agency, experts in exclusive art licensing for the home and hospitality markets.

Oren holds licensing partnerships with the following brands: