MFA in Graphic Design

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton / Faculty

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, VCFA Graphic Design Program

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton is an educator, image-maker and graphic designer that specializes in print and publication design. Tasheka is from New Orleans where she received her Bachelors degree in English with a minor in graphic design from Loyola University. After graduation, Tasheka worked as the Lead Designer for The Navy Reservist where she transformed their outdated newspaper into a contemporary magazine. 

After a couple of years, Tasheka left the Navy and attended graduate school at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she received her MFA in graphic design. In graduate school, Tasheka discovered her true voice as a graphic designer, where she investigated the authenticity of the visual language that is associated with African American pop culture, the history of black graphic designers and experimented with typography and publication design. After grad school, Tasheka focused on developing her studio BlacVoice, where she has done work for Eric Owen Moss Architects, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, HarperCollins and most recently Loyola University of New Orleans. Tasheka also worked as an inhouse Senior Designer at CalArts where she created print collateral, publication design and design for the web. Tasheka also taught Typography at Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, where she was a member of the typography committee, which was responsible for making typography more visual on campus by having design shows that were driven by traditional and experimental typographic form. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Southeastern Louisiana University where she teaches graphic design, typography, motion design and internet design. Tasheka’s work as been a part of several group exhibitions: Mentors Centennial (New Orleans), How A Book Is Made (New Orleans), The Department of Fine and Performing Arts Faculty (Hammond, LA), Joie De Vivre: A Meditation in New Orleans, Katrina & The U.S. (Chicago), Re:GardingValencia (Valencia, CA),Boomerang (New Orleans), and Eclectica (New Orleans).