Courtesy Tejada's website

Master of arts faculty member Ramon Tejada's hybrid design/teaching practice focuses on collaborative design practices.

Aside from MCAD, he also teaches at Pratt, Parsons/The New School, and CUNY–Queens College. He is a 2013 Graphic Design: USA “Designer to Watch,” and is part of the design collective US.
Ramon, tell us about the course you teach.

Typography challenges students to develop and apply typographic visual sensibilities through original solutions. Projects are designed to advance the understanding of how typography can be used to articulate meaning as it relates to a variety of topics including typographic and language systems, identity, conceptual narratives, and sequential implementation.
What about graphic and web design most interests you?

To me, the most immediate aspect of design right now is about how we can use its limitless processes, methods, and ways of engagement to attempt to create work for right now. For these complicated cultural times, we live in. How we challenge our communities (small or large) to engage in meaningful engagement. How the field addresses the outside, not just its insular, self, but how we talk about and to each other.

Where do you see graphic design and web design heading in the future?

I see the field expanding into limitless possibilities, pushing towards an undefined margin and box of what design is. More towards how designers can infiltrate all other areas and engage with them in creating engaging works.

Why should someone enroll in the new master's program?

Apply if you are interested in pushing and advancing your understanding of your design practice. If you are looking to go beyond your comfort zone and start to create design that challenges questions and speaks to our times, you should pursue this master's program at MCAD.