Ruben Pater

Investigative Field Lab (NLN) - Graphic Design & Visual Essay (GD)

Ruben Pater (he/him) teaches at both the master and the bachelor programmes of the Graphic Design department at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). At the Master Non Linear Narrative he teaches the Investigative Field Lab and at the Bachelor Graphic Design the Letterstudio elective.

Under the name Untold Stories, Ruben Pater creates visual narratives that support solidarity, justice, and equality. This starts as a collaboration with other disciplines to create new perspectives on complex social and political issues.

The aim is to create visual stories that reach a wide audience through images, printed media, interactive media, and film. His Drone Survival Guide (2013), received worldwide attention as a dicussion piece on military drones. In his book The Politics of Design (BIS Publishers, 2016) he looks at the responsibilities of designers in visual culture. He graduated from the bachelor of graphic design St.Joost in Breda and the master of graphic design at the Sandberg institute in Amsterdam.