Graphic Design

In the Graphic Design department, students are taught how to make the messages of the surrounding world visible. This could also be seen as learning how to communicate visually. Many resources are used in this process: type, signs, colours, pictures, moving pictures, composition, form, etc.

SUVA Type Foundry is a platform for fonts designed by students, alumni and faculty at the Department of Graphic Design.

The department publishes a monthly letter format publication Dear Friend covering design events, issues and ideas. The publication distributed via snail mail is edited by Sandra Nuut and Ott Kagovere.

News and events


GD Lecture Series: Eleonora Šljanda

GD Lecture Series is organized by EKA graphic design department, where various graphic designers are invited to speak about their life and practice. Graphic designer and DJ Eleonora Šljanda will be visiting on April 4. Eleonora has studied at both the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. The lecture will start at 5 p.m. at Estonian Academy of Arts in room C304.
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Randomness, Where?

On Thursday, 16th of March at 19:00, EKA Graphic Design and Product Design second year students open their collective exhibition ‘Randomness, where?’ at ARS Art Factory Studio 53/98. The exhibition showcases works from more than 20 authors, who explore the theme of randomness and its many forms of expression through personal observations, discovering the beauty of the unpredictable. Can ...

Artist Talk by Kasia Fudakowski

Kasia Fudakowski does an artist talk in which she talks about artist talks which she has done in the past, thereby dissecting and examining both her work, and her approach to speaking about her work, while commenting on the unwritten contract between performer and audience. At least, that is very much her intention. Kasia Fudakowski (b. 1985, London, UK) lives and works in Berlin. She studied ...

Open lecture:Riet Wijnen

On Tuesday, March 14 at 17.30, Amsterdam-based artist Riet Wijnen will speak about her current research into the life and practice of painter and sculptor Saloua Raouda Choucair (1916–2017), one of the first abstract artists in Lebanon. Choucair’s interests included genetic science, the infinite, the Arabic poetry form Qasida and Sufi philosophy. According to her, the Islamic rejection of the ...
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GD Exhibition “Cabinet of Curiosities from Mythonia”

“Cabinet of Curiosities from Mythonia” Graphic design II BA students’ exhibition on EKA 2nd floor open area gallery. We cordially invite you this Friday to the exhibition of the graphic design II course workshop “Cabinet of Curiosities from Mythonia” supervised by Norman Orro. Looking through an auto-anthropological lens the course went on a field trip to gather samples and ...
I Will Always Remember

Grephic Design Exhibition “I Will Always Remember…”

Graphic design 3rd year BA students invite everyone to the opening of their exhibition I Will Always Remember… on Tuesday, 6 December at 5 p.m.  The exhibition presents artworks that combine artificial and natural materials, resulting in a whole new world. Despite the wide spectrum of topics and personal points of departure, on closer inspection, the works have quite a bit in common. Works ...

Graphic Design MA Program’s Online Open House

MA in Graphic Design Online Open House Thursday, 26 January 2023, 18:00–19:00h EET (local Estonian time) We invite prospective students to join our Online Open House on Thursday, 26 January 2023, 18:00–19:00h EET. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the program, and ask questions. The event will be hosted by Sean Yendrys (current Head of Curriculum) and Rita Davis (current 2nd year ...
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Open Lecture by Designer Linda van Deursen

On Wednesday, 26 October at 17:30, designer Linda van Deursen holds an open lecture at the EKA auditorium (A101). Linda van Deursen is a graphic designer who works and lives in The Netherlands. Together with Armand Mevis she founded Mevis & van Deursen in 1987. Since then they have worked for cultural institutions such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, documenta 14, Haus der Kulturen der ...