Alina Spatz graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (class of 2023.5) with a major in Graphic Design and a concentration in Computation, Technology, and Culture. She is interested in news media, editorial and communications design, and creative coding.

Alina moved to the United States from Stupino, Russia when she was 10 years old. To cope with the culture shock she began making art, and it quickly became an invaluable tool of communication and expression. This unique perspective has allowed her to always keep an open mind and find understanding in every situation.

Alina may be found in Providence, RI, Nashville, TN, or Washington, DC. In her free time, she loves throwing pottery on the wheel, experimenting with crochet and embroidery techniques, and spending time with her cats. ︎


  • “Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?” article for The Nation [06/29/2022]
  • RISD Honor Student [3.9 GPA]
  • Scholastic Art & Writing 2020 national silver medal 
  • Seal of Biliteracy in Russian
  • WCS Art Show at the Frist Museum Nashville [2019, 2020]

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