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Joe Marianek is the Principal & Partner at Small Stuff in New York.
Marianek is a multidisciplinary designer, educator and creative director with more than ten years of experience. He has worked with top organizations and clients ranging from General Electric to the New York Public Library, and from Bobby Flay to Daniel Libeskind. In 2014, Marianek co-founded Small Stuff, a design studio based in New York. He has worked for over decade in collaboration with the world’s most acclaimed designers. Marianek studied graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, his professional career began as a design assistant for Milton Glaser, who paid him with posters. He went on to work alongside Paula Scher at Pentagram designing identities and collateral for cultural institutions. After a brief stint leading identity projects at Landor Associates, he rejoined Pentagram’s New York office in 2007 to work with Michael Bierut, and was ultimately named associate partner. In 2012, Marianek moved west to lead integrated projects with the Apple global design group.
Small Stuff is a design studio and collective based in New York City. Founded in 2014 by Dinah Fried and Joe Marianek, the studio’s mission is to engage with relevant projects that contribute to culture, create value, and impact the public realm. Small Stuff partners closely with organizations and individuals in an open and participatory process that brings multiple voices and deep expertise to every project and context—across print, screen, and space. The work of the studio and its principals has been widely recognized by design industry organizations including Graphis, the The Professional Association for Design (AIGA), the Art Directors Club (ADC), Design & Art Direction (D&AD), the Type Directors Club (TDC), 50 Books | 50 Covers, and the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).
Joe Marianek is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Joe Marianek graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design.
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