Deborah Sussman

Deborah Sussman

1991 SEGD Fellow and 2006 Gold Arrow Award honoree



Member Since

December 1995

Deborah Sussman 1931 – 2014

Deborah Sussman is recognized as a pioneer in environmental graphic design. She is internationally renowned for creating arresting visual imagery and designing its highly imaginative applications for architectural and public spaces. Her passion for the marriage of graphics and the built environment, fueled by her early career at the Eames Office, has led to collaborations with planners, architects, and clients. Deborah Sussman’s work, informed by perceptive observation and rigorous documentation of communities and cultures, has found its place in projects for cities, arts, and entertainment venues, commercial developments, and the private sector around the world.

She began to work with architects in the late 1960s and 1970s, then incorporated as Sussman/Prejza & Co., with husband Paul Prejza. Deborah has led the firm in designing an array of notable projects.