R. Brian Stone

Brian is an Executive Director & Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore teaching Visual Communication. His award-winning work and teachings are centered in the areas of motion design, interaction design, information visualization, and user experience.

Brian is the co-organizer of the bi-annual MODE Summit, an international conference bringing together motion design educators to present research and discuss how the discipline enhances, effects, and impacts communication. In addition, he is the co-editor of a collection of essays entitled, The Theory and Practice of Motion Design: Critical Perspectives and Professional Practice published by Routledge.

Prior, to his tenure at NUS, Brian taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and The Ohio State University. Apple recognized Professor Stone’s teaching with the Apple Distinguished Educator award. He is also a recipient of the Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award, The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Order of Omega Faculty Recognition Award, and the National University of Singapore’s Annual Teaching Excellence Award.

Brian holds a MA and MFA in Design from The Ohio State University and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts. Brian enjoys world travel and adding to his growing list of countries visited.