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Comments (2) Posted 03.04.11 | PERMALINK | DOWNLOAD MP3

Audio Design Matters 2009-2013

Eddie Opara

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 2x4 before establishing his own studio, The Map Office, in 2005. He joined Pentagram’s New York office as partner in October 2010.

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Eddie Opara discusses his Jesuit education, being part of a collaborative movement, the difference between original work and open sourced work, accepting a job from Michael Bierut while in the bathroom, creating the Brooklyn Museum brand at 2x4, and working at Pentagram.

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[Eddie Opara wearing his lucky addidas and speaking at the Walker Art Center.]


Carl W. Smith
03.06.11 at 06:30

Just found Eddie and his work and I thoroughly enjoyed this interview. He's an inspiration to me, especially as a young British designer.
Luke Godward
04.18.11 at 01:42



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Debbie Millman is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show “Design Matters.”
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