Mike Tully is a New York-based independent graphic designer and art director. His work focuses on the development of graphic identities, publications, environmental design and interactive projects for clients in art, architecture, design, fashion, food, non-profits and publishing. Currently, he is working with the Special Projects and Brand team at The New York Times and available for select freelance work. Previously, he's had the pleasure of working with a range of design firms, including Wolff Olins, Local Projects and Paperwhite Studio, as well as performing arts institutions such as Jazz at Lincoln Center. He’s been a visiting critic at Parsons School of Design and a visiting teacher in Type Design at the School of Visual Arts. Contact and Information ⤵︎

Identity, materials, printed ephemera and ongoing design for Portland-based photography studio and artistic practice, Heavy Set.

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Identity, website, materials, and ongoing art direction for New York-based industrial design studio, Visibility. Visibility is an internationally recognized industrial design studio based in New York City. It was founded by Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab in 2012. The visual identity and application is informed by the partners’ approach to creating objects that are deliberately understated in form, yet humanistic and enduring in their sensibility.

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Programmed by Tyler Madsen

The first issue of S.L.U.M. Lab (Sustainable Living Urban Model), Last Round Ecology. This 100-page, large-format newsprint publication was a collaboration between Columbia University GSAAP, City College of New York Department of Landscape Architecture, and ETH Zurich. It brings together the perspectives of international urban planners, architects, and students to work towards an understanding of the links between urban planning, ecology, and poverty alleviation.

Designed at Paperwhite Studio
Art direction by Isaac Gertman

A retail product that helps realize the private travel service of Jetsetter. The product includes a clamshell containing a photo book documenting destinations, a certificate for personal travel consultations, and maps of each location included die-cut to hold a small travel journal.

Designed with Elizabeth Dilk
while at Partners & Spade

Jack’s Wife Freda is a lively bistro located in SoHo and the West Village in New York City. I worked with Paperwhite Studio on expanding initial lettering into a fully functional typeface, Jack’s Right Hand, for usage across all materials. I also designed menus, postcards, take-out bags, and printed collateral.

Designed at Paperwhite Studio
Art direction by Laureen Moyal

Numerous design projects in support of Jazz at Lincoln Center as a part of the in-house design team.

Designed at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Creative direction by Luis Bravo

Hallway is a font inspired by the lack of availability and variety of condensed serifs. It is seeking to provide a alternative to transitional-styled serifs. It was initiated as a project under the guidance of James Montalbano’s Typeface Design course at Parsons School of Design and is currently in development. Please email me for any commercial or personal inquiries.

A malapropism is the accidental substitution of a word for a similar sounding, but unintended, word. Example: “I’m not a pessimist, I’m an optometrist.”

Several books and posters detailing research on and visual representations of malapropisms, speech errors, and speech therapy. Drawing inspiration from type and language theorists, I created multiple non-linear narratives. Completed as my thesis project at Parsons The New School for Design.

Logo design for an art organization based in Norway. Kunsthallene i Norge is involved with discussion and advocacy for art and art centers in Norway.

Designed with Familiar Studio

For a full portfolio, CV, if you'd like to work together, upcoming availability, or to just say hi and have a friendly chat: mike@mike-tully.com

  • Columbia University GSAPP
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Etsy
  • Housing Works
  • Jack’s Wife Freda
  • Kunsthall Stavanger
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Nettwerk Records
  • The New York Times
  • Target
  • Visual AIDS

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