Designer in Residence

The Designer in Residence program provides an opportunity for a Bay Area graphic designer to build their portfolio through a long-term relationship with a unique, reputable contemporary arts organization. Like all of Headlands’ Artist Programs, the Designer in Residence program supports designers working at the leading edges of their field—individuals who are interested in pushing boundaries and exploring the possibilities of their medium. Working closely with the organization, the Designer in Residence sets the tone for a year’s worth of external communications, designing the majority of Headlands’ graphic collateral. The program is designed to create a cohesive and dynamic aesthetic through the development of a unique body of original work, while mobilizing the Headlands’ pre-existing visual identity in a new way. The Designer in Residence is a live-out program.

Deadline Extended: October 10, 2022.


Past Designers in Residence:

2022: Justin Carder

2020–2021: Joanna Rosso

2019–2020: Noopur Agarwal

2018-2019: Helen Shewolfe Tseng

2017–2018: James Brendan Williams

2016–2017: Livia Foldes

2015–2016: Chris Hamamoto

2013–2014: Valerie Shagday