Jarrett Fuller is a designer and writer. He currently is completing his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art focusing on graphic design, criticism, and curation, where he is also adjunct faculty. He also hosts the weekly podcast, Scratching the Surface where he interviews designers, writers, and educators about the intersection of design criticism and practice.
From 2013 to 2015, he was a designer at Facebook on their Business Marketing team where he worked on a range of interactive, branding, and environmental projects. Previously he was a designer at Warby Parker and has continued a freelance practice where he's worked with clients large and small, including Instagram, John Hopkins University, and Wondermade. In 2016, he interned for the design team at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and was a participant in Triple Canopy's Publication Intensive, a two-week workshop that explores the history and future of publishing.
With Rory King, he co-hosted the Sway podcast where he discussed issues in design, education, and criticism. The podcast is part of a multi-disciplinary project that explored what design can be in an expanded sense through criticism, dialogue, and various experimental projects.
My work focuses on design as a process; the act of forming ideas and giving ideas form. I’m attempting to use design as form of inquiry and using the process to discover what design can be. Recent projects have focused on design fictions, reflexivity in design, identity systems, publishing, and designer as author.
As a writer, my work has focused on a range of topics from design history, criticism, and cultural commentary. Recent essays have dealt with how emerging technologies effect the graphic design process, media distribution and publishing, and identity systems.
- Design Observer: Rough Sketches, feature
- Through Process: Back to School, interview
- I Lost My Work Husband, New York Magazine, feature
- Through Process: Minimalist LEGO Characters From Game Of Thrones, interview
- Design Bureau, interview
- MICA Civil Rights Forum, April 2016
- Northampton Community College, March 2016