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Brenda McManus

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences


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Brenda McManus lives and works in New York City where she is a founding partner in BRED, a collaborative design lab as well as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Art Department at Pace University. She received a BA from Rutgers University-Newark and a MS and MFA from Pratt Institute's Graduate Communication Design Program in Manhattan.

Brenda's work has been recognized by several design publications including Print, Graphis and How magazines and by organizations such as the Art Directors Club, the Type Directors Club, the University & College Designers Association, the Museum Publications Design Competition and the Creativity Design Competition. Her work has been included in the TDC46 Awards Exhibition, Summit – an AIGA/NY Exhibition, the 37th ADCNJ Awards Show, the UCDA Conference Exhibition and the American Association of Museum Design Exhibition. She is also the co-author of “George Giusti: The Idea is the Heart of the Matter” to be published by Rochester Institute of Technology, Graphic Design Archives, Chapbook Series: Five, summer 2016.


Master of Fine Arts , Pratt Institute , Manhattan , 2011
Communication Design

MS , Pratt Institute , Manhattan , 2007
Communication Design


  • AIGA the professional association for design [Faculty Advisor for the Pace University AIGA Student Group] , February 9 , 2016
    As the profession's oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.
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