Originally from Hawaii, Sueda has practiced design everywhere from Honolulu to Holland. After earning his MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts in 2002, he was invited to North Carolina State University to serve as a designer in residence, followed by an internship in the Netherlands with Studio Dumbar. In 2004, Sueda founded the design studio Stripe, which specializes in print and exhibition design for art and culture. He is also the co-editor of Task Newsletter, and the co-organizer of AtRandom events. In 2007, Sueda relocated to the San Francisco area where he served as Director of Design at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts for seven years, and currently teaches in the Graduate Design program at California College of the Arts. Most recently, he curated the exhibitions Work from California at the 25th International Graphic Design Biennial in Brno, Czech Republic, and All Possible Futures at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.
Sueda has lectured, taught workshops and has been visiting critic at North Carolina State University, Raleigh; University of Hawaii, Manoa; University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; École des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France; RISD, Rutgers University; Otis College of Art and Design; Cranbrook Academy of Art; Art Center College of Design; Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI ARC); and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His work has been included in the exhibitions East Coast, West Coast (Galerie-Anatome, Paris, 2003); Graphic Design in the White Cube (Moravian Gallery, Brno, 2006); Forms of Inquiry (Architectural Association, London, 2007); Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié expose 13 affiches (Galerie de Multiples, Paris, 2007); and Doubles Pages (Ecole des Beaux-arts, Rennes, 2008).