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


??? Summer School open for applications

??? Summer School is a week-long experimental workshop with a focus on type design and typography, taking place on August 15-22 in the beautiful countryside of Oandu village, Lahemaa National Park, Estonia. Typography is often closely related to the urban environment but ??? Summer School aims at finding new methods and inspiration in the practice of typography by experimenting with it in ...


Portfolio Café is structured around one-on-one meetings that take place between local and international fine arts and design professionals and graduate students. Each meeting takes place about 50 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work, and experts share their observations, provide recommendations ask, questions etc. After the first scheduled ...

Online exhibition “Best Before”

EKA’s Graphic Design and Product Design 2nd year students open a joint online exhibition “Best Before” at from Friday, March 26 at 18:00. The artists use time-based media to explore themes of temporality and self-preservation, mapping various mindsets initiated by unconventional and isolated circumstances imposed by enhanced coronavirus restrictions introduced during the ...
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EKA GD alumnus Aimur Takk created a new special font for Tallinn Music Week

GD alumnus Aimur Takk has designed a new special font for the ever growing Tallinn Music Week festival in order to enhance the festival's visibility in the coming years. The font has both Latin and Cyrillic letters. Festival's visual identity was created by the design studio AKU.

New publication: The State Is Not a Work of Art

Lugemik published a new book "The State is not a Work of Art," designed by Indrek Sirkel, on the occasion of the major exhibition at the Tallinn Art Hall. The publication also includes an essay "Borrowed Identities" by our professor Ivar Sakk. The publication is available in both Estonian and English, and there is a discount price 15€ for our students at EKA GD. "The State is not a Work of ...
Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

Expert committee: the Estonian Academy of Arts and its activities have visibility both in Estonia and internationally

The Quality Assessment Council of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA) has given institutional accreditation to the Estonian Academy of Arts for the maximum period of seven years. The international committee that carried out the assessment highlighted EAA’s thorough and participatory development activities and cooperation both within Estonia and ...