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Design Forum: Tasheka Arceneaux

Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Southeastern Louisiana University. She earned an MFA in Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts, where she also worked as an in-house designer for several years. For the past ten years, she has been the principle of Blacvoice Graphic Design studio, that specializes in branding, electronic media, identity, Illustration, print, and publication design; providing design services for educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and small business. She has done work for Eric Own Moss Architects, the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), HarperCollins, Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University and 826 New Orleans.

Tasheka’s personal design work and research focus on the discovery of Black people who have throughout history made significant contributions to the field of graphic design. She's also interested in the visual representation of black people in the media and popular culture, especially through the lens of stereotypes. The use of typography has a strong presence in her work—she is a type enthusiast who enjoys hand-lettering, typesetting and deconstructing type through a combination of analog and digital processes. She has exhibited work locally, nationally and abroad and in 2013, her work was featured in Idea: International Graphic Art and Typography magazine. She is also a faculty in the low-residency MFA program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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