Featured Alum! Jarrett Fuller
Where are you currently working? (location & company)
Brooklyn, NY: twenty-six.design https://twenty-six.design/ (self-employed); AIGA Eye on Design (contributing editor); The New School, Parsons School of Design, University of the Arts (adjunct faculty)
What are you currently working on?
Hosting and producing the Scratching the Surface podcast; writing and editing for AIGA’s Eye on Design; editing a publication about Parsons School of Design; teaching typography classes
What’s your favorite recent project?
Scratching the Surface (now five years old) is a continually fulfilling project; I’m especially proud of my recent essay on retail branding for EoD; the Design Observer book I designed and edited in 2018 is still a career milestone!
How has your job changed with COVID?
Other than teaching classes over Zoom, it hasn’t.
What was your favorite KUCD project? What class did you make it in?
Either ‘Trading Post’ Magazine from Publication Design (?) or the Dharma Initiative Annual Report from Advanced Typography (?) (Not sure if those are the right classes. Cunfer was my prof for Trading Post and Kresge my prof for the Annual Report.
How did your decision to attend KUCD affect the trajectory of your career?
Everything I’ve done in the last decade can probably be traced back to ideas that began during my time at Kutztown.
What advice would you give your high school self about choosing a college?
I don’t have a good answer for this.
What is the best part of KUCD?
In a weird way, I still feel like my time at Kutztown was one of the most creatively engaging where I worked on projects that stretched me and pushed me, that I’m still strangely proud of. I see a big difference in the work I was making at the beginning my time there and the work I left with. In many ways, I’ve been trying to recreate that feeling since. That freedom to explore is a dream!
Any advice for current KUCD students?
Stay open. Try new things. Break the rules.