Jarrett Fuller

Short Biography (100 words)

Jarrett Fuller is a designer, writer, educator, editor and podcaster. He is an assistant professor of graphic design at North Carolina State University; contributing editor at AIGA Eye On Design; director of twenty-six, a multidisciplinary design and editorial studio; and hosts the design podcast Scratching the Surface. He previously worked as a designer at Facebook, Warby Parker, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. He received his BFA in graphic design from Kutztown University and his MFA in graphic design and critical studies from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Long Biography (369 words)

Jarrett Fuller is a designer, writer, educator, editor and podcaster. He’s an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University; the director of twenty-six, an independent design and editorial studio, and a contributing editor at AIGA Eye on Design.

Since 2016, Jarrett has hosted and produced Scratching the Surface, a podcast about design, theory, and creative practice. On the show, Jarrett has interviewed a wide-range of designers, writers, academics, and artists including Pentagram partners Michael Beirut and Eddie Opara, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf, MoMA curator Paola Antonelli, and New York Times architecture critics Michael Kimmelman and Paul Goldberger, and RISD President Rosanne Somerson.

He was the designer and co-editor of Culture is Not Always Popular: Fifteen Years of Design Observer, published by MIT Press in 2018 and is editing a forthcoming book documenting ten years of the Parsons Communication Design program. In 2017, he launched readings.design, a free online library of design texts. twRecent writing has focused on Marxist critiques of design history, the history of design criticism, and the ideology of design systems. In 2021, he was the judge for the Design History Society’s Design Writing Prize.

Under the moniker twenty-six, Jarrett has worked with clients large and small, all around the world, on projects ranging from visual design to editorial strategy to research initiatives. Recent clients have included Thames and Hudson, MIT Press, University of Nevada, Study Hall, and Design Observer.

Jarrett has taught in both undergraduate and graduate at Pratt Institute (NY), The New School Parsons School of Design (NY), University of the Arts (PA), Maryland Institute College of Art (MD), and Rutgers University (NJ) and has given lectures or presentations at Rhode Island School of Design, Kutztown University, The New School Parsons SChool of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Northampton Community College.

His work and writing has been featured in Eye Magazine, Architectural Digest, Curbed, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Design Observer. He previously worked as a designer at Facebook (2013-2015), Warby Parker (2011-2013), and The Whitney Museum of American Art (2016). He received his BFA in graphic design from Kutztown University and his MFA in graphic design and critical studies from Maryland Institute College of Art.