Deborah Sussman, FSEGD, is still going strong at 82, producing work that's as fresh and relevant today as it was when she joined the Eames office as a 22-year-old. She spoke with Metropolis about her six decades of work.
Deborah Sussman, FSEGD, is being honored by the Art Institute of California with a retrospective of her work December 4, 2013, through January 25, 2014, at the Visual Arts Gallery in San Bernardino, Calif.
Deborah Sussman: 60+ Years of Design celebrates Sussman’s phenomenal design legacy, from the start of her career with Charles and Ray Eames to her pioneering EGD work as founder of Sussman/Prezja.
Deborah Sussman of Sussman Prejza (Los Angeles) was presented with the first-ever Julia Morgan Icon Award by Wiles Magazine and the Los Angeles Design Festival. The award recognizes a bold woman for outstanding contributions to the design industry. Honorees are key influencers in their professional field. Deborah was recognized as a pioneer of EGD for creating arresting visual imagery and designing highly imaginative applications for architectural and public spaces.
Sussman/Prejza & Company (Los Angeles) Founder and Principal Deborah Sussman, FSEGD, was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame on October 5.
Sussman was honored for her pioneering work in environmental graphic design and urban branding, including her widely influential graphics program for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, completed in collaboration with the Jerde Partnership.
Sussman/Prejza & Company (Los Angeles) announced the opening of the new exhibit Eames Words at the Los Angeles A+D Museum, curated by Deborah Sussman and graphic designer Andrew Byrom and created by a large team of fabricators and designers, many who worked with the Eames.
The Hollywood & Highland retail/entertainment complex emerged as the cornerstone of one of the most celebrated boulevards in the world. The obvious challenge was to create a fresh, conceptual, graphic statement for a project whose subject matter had repeatedly overused every cliché in the book. The design approach was to create a comprehensive system of unified identification and wayfinding elements to be used as navigational tools within the built environment, directing visitors as they circulate through the impossibly complex nine-level architectural maze.