Brenda McManus

Brenda McManus

Associate Professor
Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Art NY

Brenda McManus

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Faculty Bio

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 Associate 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

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ART 173: Graphic Design I
ART 186: Digital Design I
ART 243: Graphic Novel
ART 264: Typography
ART 273: Graphic Design 2
ART 286: Design for the Internet
ART 297: Topics: Graphic Design 2
ART 380: Computer Illustration
ART 390: Art Sdo, Msm or Gllry Intrnshp
ART 395: Indpndnt Study in Art & Design
ART 427: Visual Comm & Tech
IS 627: Visual Design for Technology

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • AIGA the professional association for design [Faculty Advisor for the Pace University AIGA Student Group]