Profile

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton is an educator, graphic designer, image-maker, and writer. She is an Associate Professor of Design and Creative Technologies and a faculty in the MFA program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

She is the founder of Blacvoice Design, a studio specializing in branding, electronic media, identity, illustration, and publication design. Typography has a strong presence in her work—hand-lettering, typesetting, and deconstructing type through analog and digital processes. Tasheka’s research focuses on discovering Black people omitted from the graphic design history canon. She’s interested in the visual representation of Black people in the media and popular culture, primarily through the lens of stereotypes. Her essay, “A Black Renaissance Woman: Louise E. Jefferson,” is in Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History. Her essay, “The Type Behind the Name,” in Documenting the Nameplate, is forthcoming in 2023. She is co-author of Black Design in America, which will be released in 2023/24. Tasheka holds an MFA in graphic design from California College of the Arts and a BA in English Writing from Loyola University New Orleans.

 

Education

MFA - Graphic Design | CalArts

BA - English | Loyola University of New Orleans

Selected work

Ian Lynam

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Natalia Ilyin

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Yoon Soo Lee

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Silas Munro

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design

Anne West

Thesis Instructor, MFA in Graphic Design

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton

Faculty, MFA in Graphic Design