Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton is an educator, graphic designer, image-maker, and writer. She is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Creative Technologies and a faculty in the M.F.A. 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 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, which will be released in the fall of 2023.
Tasheka holds an M.F.A. in graphic design from California College of the Arts and a BA in English Writing from Loyola University New Orleans.