Jon Sueda has built a multifaceted practice for himself as a designer, curator, publisher, and educator. This way of working has allowed him to create design, generate discourse around the discipline, and help prepare designers for a constantly changing field. Sueda will speak about a range of projects that revolve around his various activities and interests including publishing, exhibition-making, alternative histories, and unrealized projects.
Originally from Hawaii, Jon Sueda has practiced design everywhere from Honolulu to Holland. After earning his MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts in 2002, he was invited to North Carolina State University to serve as a designer in residence, followed by an internship in the Netherlands with Studio Dumbar. In 2004, Sueda founded the design studio Stripe, which specializes in print and exhibition design for art and culture. In 2007, Sueda relocated to the San Francisco area where he served as Director of Design at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts for seven years, and is currently the Chair of the MFA Design program at California College of the Arts. Sueda was the curator of the exhibition All Possible Futures (SOMArts, San Francisco, 2013), and was recently selected as a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.