Residency Dates
  • June 2022 – May 2022

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton is an educator, graphic designer, image-maker, and writer. She is Associate Professor of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University and faculty in the MFA program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is principal and 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 a combination of 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 review of Race by Design: How Visual Culture Shapes America appeared in the journal Design in Culture. Her essay, “The Type Behind the Name,” in Documenting the Nameplate, is forthcoming in 2022. She is co-author of Black Design in America, forthcoming in 2023. Tasheka holds an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BA in English Writing from Loyola University New Orleans.