1156 Chapel Street, POB 208339
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339
Eddie Opara, Graphic Designer
Mr. Opara studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and Yale University, from which he received an M.F.A. in graphic design in 1997. He began his career as a designer at ATG and Imaginary Forces and worked as an art director at 2×4 before establishing his own studio, the Map Office, in 2005. He joined Pentagram’s New York office as partner in 2010. Mr. Opara’s work encompasses strategy, design, and technology. His projects have included the design of brand identity, publications, packaging, environments, exhibitions, interactive installations, Web sites, user interfaces, and software, with many of his projects ranging across multiple media. His clients have included the Menil Foundation, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Queens Museum of Art, the Mori Art Museum, JWT, Vitra, Prada, St. Regis Hotels, the Corcoran Group, Morgan Stanley, New York University, UCLA, Grimshaw Architects, (ARO) Architecture Research Office, Harry N. Abrams, and Princeton Architectural Press. At Map, he developed the MiG, a content management system that allows clients to manage and publish their own content online. Mr. Opara has won numerous awards including a Gold Cube from the Art Directors Club and honors from the AIGA and I.D. magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and has appeared in publications such as Archis, Surface, Graphis, and I.D. He currently serves on the board of the New York chapter of AIGA. Mr. Opara teaches narrative design at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Columbia University School of Architecture. He is a senior critic at Yale.
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