Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton
Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton is an Associate Professor of
Graphic Design at North Carolina State University and faculty in
the low-residency MFA program in Graphic Design at Vermont
College of Fine Arts.Tasheka is the principal and founder of Blacvoice Design, a studio that specializes in branding, electronic media, identity, illustration,
and publication design, for educational institutions, non-profit
organizations, and small businesses.
Tasheka’s research focuses on discovering Black people omitted
from the graphic design history canon. She’s also interested in the
visual representation of Black people in the media and popular
culture, primarily through the lens of stereotypes. She is the co-curriculum designer for Black Design in America: African Americans and the African Diaspora in Graphic Design from the 19th through the 21st Century, a series of pre-recorded BIPOC centered history courses. Her essay “A Black Renaissance
Woman: Louise E. Jefferson” is a part of a collection of essays in
the book Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic
Design History. Her review of the book Race by Design: How
Visual Culture Shapes America was published in the journal
Design in Culture.
Tasheka’s essay “The Type Behind the Name”
is included in the book Documenting the Nameplate which will be
released later this year. She is also co-author of the book Black
Design in America, which is scheduled to be released in 2023.
Tasheka holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts,
where she also worked for several years as an in-house Senior
Designer in the Office of Public Affairs.