Silas Munro is a design nomad—his life and practice have straddled many disciplines and geographic places. He operates poly:mode a studio that reflects the mutable and overlapping nature of his work as an artist, editor, designer, maker, researcher, teacher and writer. Currently based in Miami, poly:mode creates design in its broadest sense for varied audiences across media. poly:mode values collaborators that seek a hybrid of beauty, intelligence and empathy.
Selected collaborators include the Center for Urban Pedagogy (New York), Chronicle Books (San Francisco), GOOD (Los Angeles), IDEA (Tokyo), Jean Paul Malozzi (Miami), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and Wynwood Business Improvement District (Miami). Munro serves as Faculty Chair of the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Prior to becoming Founding Faculty in the Fall of 2011, he held positions as Design Director at Housing Works (New York) , Adjunct Faculty at MICA (Baltimore), Designer-In-Residence at NC State (Raleigh) and Design Fellow at Walker Art Center. He holds a MFA and BFA in Graphic Design from CalArts (Valencia) and RISD (Providence), respectively.