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Eddie Opara

Partner, Pentagram
,Eddie Opara is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design, and technology. His projects have included the design of brand identity, publications, packaging, environments, exhibitions, interactive installations, websites, user interfaces, and software, with many of his projects ranging across multiple media. He began his career as a designer at ATG and Imaginary Forces and worked as a senior designer/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.His clients have included Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Grace Farms, the Menil Foundation, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Queens Museum, Santander, St. Regis Hotels, the Corcoran Group, and many others. In addition to winning a Gold Cube from the Art Directors Club, he has received numerous honors for such organizations as D&AD, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), Type Directors Club, Tokyo Type Directors Club, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and Communication Arts. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and has appeared in such publications as Wired, Fast Company, Creative Review, Archis, Surface, and Graphis.Opara is a senior critic at the Yale University School of Art. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Columbia University School of Architecture and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He is a member of the distinguished design society Alliance Graphique Internationale. He has been named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” twice and was featured in Ebony’s Power 100 and Adweek’s Creative 100. He is the author of the new book Color Works.