Design Lecture Series

Eddie Opara

November 02 2018 | with Saki Mafundikwa

View Eddie Opara's Work

Eddie Opara was born in Wandsworth, London in 1972. He studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and Yale University where he received his MFA in 1997. 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 a partner in 2010. His clients have included Grace Farms, the Menil Foundation, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Queens Museum, Santander, St. Regis Hotels, the Corcoran Group, Morgan Stanley, New York University, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Grimshaw Architects, (ARO) Architecture Research Office, Harry N. Abrams and Princeton Architectural Press.

Saki Mafundikwa

Conversation with Eddie Opara following the lecture

Saki Mafundikwa is the founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA), a design and new media training college in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was educated in the USA with a BA in Telecommunications and Fine Arts from Indiana University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. He returned home in 1998 to found ZIVA after working in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and design instructor. Saki spoke at the 2016/2017 Design Lecture Series.

Selected Work by Eddie Opara

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