Manuel Miranda Practice (MMP) uses graphic design to make places and content visible, legible, and navigable to people. Working within community, cultural, institutional, and corporate contexts, the studio strives to employ multiple visual rhetorics across an expansive media spectrum.
In addition to being the owner and lead designer of MMP, Manuel Miranda is critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, 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, and has been invited as a guest critic to several universities and art schools, including Princeton University, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Parsons School of Design, and Spitzer School of Architecture at City College New York. 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, and in April 2016, the Mayor's Office appointed him to the Public Design Commission for the City of New York. As Vice President of the AIGA New York board of directors from 2013 to 2016, he created design programming for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, developed community-based design projects funded by ArtPlace America and the NYC Small Business Services Neighborhood Challenge Grant, and co-created an exhibition on design and civic engagement for the South Street Seaport Cultural District in Lower Manhattan. Previously, he was a design director at 2x4, and a designer at Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy.
MMP is based in the Lower East Side of New York City. Please get in touch for more information.