SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011





(212) 592-2228

Working Lunch: Jon Sueda, “Wide Open Spaces” – SVA MA Design Research

Working Lunch: Jon Sueda, “Wide Open Spaces”

Since establishing his studio Stripe in 2004, exhibitions have been central to Jon Sueda’s practice as a graphic designer. From his work as the Director of Design at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts to his own curatorial practice, Sueda has explored everything from ephemeral 3-hour shows to large-scale gallery exhibitions. Sueda will talk about his most recent curatorial project, “All Possible Futures,” as well as his different activities revolving around the making of exhibitions.

Originally from Hawaii, 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. He is also the co-editor of Task Newsletter, and the co-organizer of AtRandom events. Sueda was Director of Design at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts for seven years, and is currently the Chair of the Graduate Design program at California College of the Arts. Most recently, he curated the exhibitions “Work from California” at the 25th International Graphic Design Biennial in Brno, Czech Republic, and “All Possible Futures” at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.