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Terresa Moses (she/her) is a proud Black queer woman dedicated to the liberation of Black and brown people through art and design. As a designer and illustrator, her work focuses on race, identity, and social justice. She advocates for positive change in her community using creativity as tools of community activism like her recent solo exhibition, Umbra.

Terresa is the Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt, a social justice-based design studio. She is also an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design (CDes) and the Director of the CDes Design Justice Network.

Research interests

Her research intersts include; Race and Racism, Black Liberation, Black Women and Social Identity, Black Women and Natural Hair, Anti-Racism in Design Curriculum, Design as a Means of Protest and Culture Change, and Design Justice.

Her design research projects include; Project Naptural, which creates spaces to educate, connect, and empower Black women about their natural hair and self-identity, and Racism Untaught, a curriculum model that reveals ‘racialized’ design and helps students, educators, and organizations create anti-racist concepts through the design research process. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Toronto

Sep 15 2020 → …

Award Date: May 1 2023

MFA, University of North Texas

Award Date: Dec 12 2015

BFA, University of North Texas

Award Date: May 10 2008

External Positions

Creative Director, Blackbird Revolt, LLC

Jan 29 2017 → …

Research interests

  • Race and Racism
  • Black Liberation
  • Black Women and Social Identity
  • Black Women and Natural Hair
  • Anti-Racism in Design Curriculum
  • Design as a Means of Protest and Culture Change
  • Design Justice

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