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


“Dear Friend” 15.–29.09.2022

DEAR FRIEND 15–29 September 2022 Opening. 15.09 at 6 pm EKA Gallery, Estonian Academy of Arts Dear Friend, We have been thinking about you and we are looking forward to meeting you at the Dear Friend exhibition from 15–29 September 2022 at EKA Gallery. We hope you have time to pass by! The gallery doors open on 15 September at 18:00.  Since 2019 we have been writing, ...

EKA GD MA graduation exhibition Silence After Early Hours

Silence After Early Hours (first-ever) EKA GD MA Graduation Show 4–11 June 2022, 1–7pm Do you know the feeling? The feeling you have after leaving a long and eventful party minutes after the sunrise? The feeling of sneaking to the door past drunken animals and sleeping unfortunates, the feeling of smoke-filled air and a sticky floor that by now looks almost glazed in a varnish of liquor. The ...
ASTE Visuaal Polina Zahharenkova

ASTE: EKA Graphic Design BA Graduation Show

Graduating Bachelor’s students of the Department of Graphic Design kindly welcome you to the opening of their exhibition ASTE (“A Step” in English) at the Estonian Academy of Arts, room C-304 on Friday, May 27 at 18:00. There is a variety of projects at the exhibition, which display the ideas and interests of the young designers. There are publications, installations, visual experiments, ...
Valentinas Klimašauskas_foto Visvaldas Morkevičius

Open lecture by Valentinas Klimašauskas

Monday, April 4, 16:30 EKA auditorium A101 Valentinas Klimašauskas will present his recent practice as an art researcher, curator, and writer while emphasising the critique of the art machinery in the age of manipulations. Valentinas Klimašauskas is a curator and writer who is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Together with João Laia he curated “The Endless Frontier”, the 14th Baltic Triennial at ...
Sara Kaaman

Open Lecture by designer Sara Kaaman

Sara Kaaman OPEN LECTURE bodies, rooms, movements, fictions Wednesday, 30 March 17:30h Room A-501 The talk is held in English Playing with temporality, history and storytelling, this performative lecture is a dramatised odyssey through, and deconstruction of, the professional identity we know as the “graphic designer”. Historical and speculative facts and fictions blend into infotainment, ...
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Exhibition “The Divergence From a Predefined Outline”

Exhibition “The Divergence From a Predefined Outline” 17.03–20.03.2022 Opening at March 16, 6 pm ARS Art Factory, Studio 112 The art exhibition “The Divergence From a Predefined Outline” by Estonian Academy of Arts Graphic Design and Product Design 2nd year students will be opened on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 pm. The joint exhibition of the two departments presents a series of works that were ...

EKA “Open Windows” 2022 Exhibition

The exhibition “Open Windows” will reopen on the windows of the Library of EKA on February 21, at 4 pm. Through the exhibition of EKA windows, different specialities of EKA introduce their most outstanding projects and the latest creations of students. The exhibition can be viewed on the windows of the EKA Library on Põhja pst and Kotzebue streets and will remain open until March 14. ...


At the last GD Lunch of this semester Graphic Design MA 1st year students will talk about their work and projects so far. GD Lunch is on Monday, 29 November at 4PM on Zoom. Please join us here: Presentations by Carlo Canún (MX), Rita Davis (BR), Mark Foss (US), Michael Fowler (CA), Oliver Long (UK), Alexandra Margetic (AU), Gréta Þorkelsdóttir (IS), Patrick ...