Identity and Place, Manuel Miranda


Manuel Miranda, based in New York City, is the owner and lead designer of MMP, Manuel Miranda Practice, as well as is critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, and a New York City Public Design Commissioner.  (MMP) uses graphic design to make places and content visible, legible, and easy to navigate for people and in all sorts of communities including corporate and cultural contexts, prison spaces and other institutional settings. Several years ago, Manuel led a team that created the winning proposal for Van Alen Institute's "National Parks Now", a competition to imagine new audience engagement strategies at urban parks for the National Park Service. His exhibition graphics for The Writing on the Wall, a project conceived by Hank Willis Thomas, Opendox, and Incarceration Nations Networks, created in collaboration with Mass Design Group, was mounted on New York’s High Line in the fall of last year.

Manuel has spoken on design and visitor experience for the National Park Service, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York University Steinhardt, the University of Maryland, and University of Pennsylvania School of Design, among others.

He served as Vice President of the AIGA New York board of directors from 2013 to 2016, and developed community-based design projects funded by ArtPlace America and the NYC Small Business Services Neighborhood Challenge Grant. Previously, Manuel was a design director at 2x4, and a designer in the Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy.

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