Silas Munro is the Design Director at Housing Works, a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, headquartered in New York City. He oversees graphic design and branding for varied audiences, from marginalized individuals to socially-conscious retail activists who support the fight to end AIDS and homelessness.
The work of Munro’s firm FROM THE DESK OF: has been recognized by AIGA, ADC Young Guns, AR100, ID, and Print magazines. His writing is published in GOOD, Novum, Otis Magazine, CalArts Pub, SpeakUp, and by the Walker Design Blog.
Munro is an adjunct faculty member in the graphic design department at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He has been a critic, lecturer, and teacher of graphic design at Art Center, Boston University, California Institute of Arts (CalArts), North Carolina State, Otis, RISD, the School of Visual Arts, and York University in Toronto. He has been Designer-In-Residence at North Carolina State and Design Fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He holds a MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts and a BFA in Graphic Design from RISD.