Manuel Miranda Practice (MMP) is a graphic design studio focused on creating visual communication systems for people, cities, spaces, culture, and content.
We design graphic identities, publications, books, posters, websites, exhibitions, social media graphics, conference graphics, apps, exhibitions, signage, wayfinding, and environmental graphics for individuals, institutions, governments, and corporations. We work in a listening-oriented, research-driven, and collaborative manner with a strong strategic, logical, and aesthetic perspective.
MMP is based in the Lower East Side of New York City. Please get in touch for more information.
Recent Clients and Collaborators:
ArtPlace America, the Center for Architecture New York, the Center for Craft, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, Incarceration Nations Network, New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design, Hank Willis Thomas, Ping Chong and Company, Princeton University, Caroline Woolard, WxY Architecture, and the Yale School of Architecture.
Manuel Miranda (Principal)
In addition to our core team, MMP collaborates with firms, studios, and individuals from other disciplines such as architecture, community engagement, urban planning, and web development to meet the needs of large, multidisciplinary projects.
Manuel Miranda is the owner and lead designer of MMP. He has over 15 years of experience working across a wide range of project, client, and media types. He serves as a mayor-appointed commissioner on New York City’s Public Design Commission, the City’s design review agency, and is a senior critic in the MFA program at the Yale School of Art.
Previously, Manuel was Vice President of AIGA New York, where he created design programming for the Museum of Art and Design and developed community-based projects funded by ArtPlace America and NYC Small Business Services. In 2015, he 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. Prior to starting his own studio, he was a design director at 2x4, and a designer at Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy. He earned his MFA in Graphic Design at Yale School of Art, and his BA in literature and linguistics from the Evergreen State College. He was a 2020–21 Coro Leadership New York participant.
Talks and Lectures:
AIGA New York, Center for Urban Pedagogy, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the National Park Service, New York University Steinhardt, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design, Texas State University, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Design, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Yale School of Art.
Teaching, Juries, and Guest Critic:
Center for Urban Pedagogy, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Spitzer School of Architecture at City College New York, and Yale University School of Art.
Architect’s Newspaper, American Institute of Architects San Francisco, NYCxDesign, Society for Experiential Graphic Design, Type Directors Club New York, and Van Alen Institute.