Mason School of Art | Space Talk: Diversity in Design with Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton and Jason Alejandro
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Space Talk: Diversity in Design with Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton and Jason Alejandro

Space Talk: Diversity in Design with Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton and Jason Alejandro

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We are happy to announce our third and final Space Talk event for the fall 22 semester.

Please join the George Mason School of Art and Design on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30pm EST for Space Talk: Diversity in Design with Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton and Jason Alejandro.

This is the third of three virtual events during the fall semester where students will lead discussions with design professionals in an open forum on inclusion, equity, and diversity in the classroom, the workplace, and our communities.

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Meeting ID: 954 7285 7997

If you have any questions please email Professor Alan Caballero LaZare at:

Student panelists: Natalie Amoateng, Aby Kumi, Zainab Samsudeen, Kierra Khan

Facilitated by Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Alan Caballero LaZare

Poster designed by: Zainab Samsudeen

Miro Board designed by: Kierra Khan


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.


Jason Alejandro has produced award-winning work for brands, agencies, and organizations—as well as publishers, and institutions of higher education. His professional experience includes roles in environmental graphic design and book design, as well as art direction and project management. He currently serves on the AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee. Jason’s work has been exhibited in New York City, Boston, Berlin, Minneapolis and Mexico City. Previously, he taught at Rutgers University, Lehigh University, Kean University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Jason received his MFA in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2016. He currently maintains an independent design and research practice.

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