Richard Mehl has taught two-dimensional design, color theory and typography at SVA for over 16 years. His students have gone on to become successful, award-winning designers and art directors for prestigious design studios, including Bloomberg, New York Magazine, Pentagram, The Guardian, The New York Times and Sagmeister & Walsh. Mehl received an MFA in graphic design from Yale School of Art, where he studied with graphic design legends Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson and Herbert Matter, design educators Alvin Eisenman and Inge Druckrey, type designer Matthew Carter, and information design expert Edward Tufte. Mehl maintains an independent graphic design practice in New York City. He is the author of Playing with Color: 50 graphic experiments for exploring color design principles.