Randall Sexton

Randall Sexton

Professor, Graphic Design

BFA, University of Washington, WA


Professor Randall Sexton is currently in his 27th year at San José State University teaching lower and upper division introductory, intermediate, and advanced graphic design and typography courses. Professor Sexton has served as Department of Design Chair, School of Art and Design Associate Director, and Graphic Design Program Coordinator.

After graduating in 1983 from the University of Washington in Seattle, Professor Sexton started his career working for the IBM Corporation as a Designer/Art Director – in 1990 he established Sexton Design a multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm located in San Francisco California specializing in visual communications for print and new media, including strategic and tactical art direction, rapid visual prototyping, and information visualization for bay area start ups and fortune 500 companies.

Professor Sexton’s work and teaching embrace theories and methodologies surrounding the use of asymmetry, ambiguity, and how to eliminate arbitrary decision-making, his design(s), as well as the work of his students has received various citations for graphic design excellence, and exhibited in the American Institute of Graphic Arts annual, Type Directors Club annual, Graphis Posters annual, How, SIGGRAPH, and IDEA Magazine.