A Life Designed

A designer’s job is to see things differently, using talent and creativity to add interest, functionality, and beauty to the world. The Suffolk University Gallery’s latest exhibit explores how that sensibility and skill seep into other aspects of an artist’s life.  

A Life Designed, on display from February 21 through March 17, brings together work from seven alumni of Suffolk’s Master’s in Graphic Design (MAGD) program. In this exhibit the participating alumni not only direct their attention to what they do as professionals, but to the way they live.

The exhibit was organized by graphic design faculty members Rita Daly and Keith Kitz. 

“After many years of seeing students graduate from the MAGD program go on to varied aspects of our design profession, we wanted to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments in a unique way,” says Daly. 

“We often apply our design and thinking skills to tasks beyond our professional work,” she says.  “We paint, draw, construct, write, record, perform. The mediums we are attracted to can vary tremendously. The question is: how does design intelligence influence the other aspects of a designer’s life and what are those results?”

Participating Designers:

  • Tom Agostino ’12
  • Kelly Capek ’13
  • Luke Deems ’18
  • Elaine Hackney ’15
  • Sara Khumayis ’16
  • Julie Marquis ’16
  • Sampson Wilcox ’16

A reception for the artists will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21.

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment. The gallery is closed on University holidays and weekends. For access beyond posted hours and additional information contact Deborah Davidson.


Alumni Participants