Mike Tully is an independent designer, educator, and writer based in New York City. He works with artists, architects, publishers, and institutions on editorial, exhibition, identity, and research-driven design commissions.

Prior to establishing his independent practice, he worked as the Design Director for The Brooklyn Rail and with The New York Times, Wolff Olins, Lincoln Center, and various New York-based studios. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Internet Archive, San Francisco, and a design fellow with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Art, where he was awarded the Critical Practice Research Fellowship and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Research Fellowship. His work is held in the collections of De Appel Amsterdam and the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University. He is currently Lecturer at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.

“Showing a design practice so full of innovation and cultural experimentation, Mike clearly has an illustrious career ahead.”—It's Nice That

Inquiries and Commissions:
+1 917 865 0520

Select Clients and Collaborators:
The Armory Show
Bogie Films
The Brooklyn Rail
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Colpa Press
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
CR Fashion Book
The Guardian
Internet Archive
Lincoln Center
MIT Press
Museum of the City of New York
The New York Times
Rail Editions
Regional Building Group
Roll & Hill
Wolff Olins
Yale Law School
Yale School of Architecture
Yale School of Art
Yale University Art Gallery

AIGA Eye on Design
Fonts In Use
The Guardian
It’s Nice That
Print Magazine
Sharp Type
Yale University

Published Writing:
“Everybody’s Secret,” Desired Landscapes, 2023
“On Community Memory,” Are.na Annual, 2022
“Community Memory: A Communal Feed,” CLOG, 2022
“Walk-through,” Yale Paprika, 2022
“Zia Anger with Mike Tully,” The Brooklyn Rail, 2020

Pratt Institute, Senior Thesis, 2024
Rutgers University, MFA Design Studio I, 2023
Pratt Institute, Graphic Design Intensive I, 2023
Yale School of Art, Core Studio II, TA with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville and Manuel Miranda, 2022
Yale School of Art, Fictive Interfaces, TA with Ayham Ghraowi, 2021
Parsons School of Design, Core Studio Typography, 2018–19
School of Visual Arts, Typography I and II, 2017–18

Visiting Critic, Workshops, and Lectures:
Columbia University GSAPP, 2024
Boston University, 2023
Are.na / SFPC Electronic Cafe for Poetic Computation, 2023
University of Connecticut, 2023
Parsons School of Design, 2023
Rutgers University, 2023
VCU School of the Arts (with Jessica Flemming, Miguel Gaydosh), 2022
Rutgers University, 2022
Parsons School of Design, 2022
Rutgers University, 2021
RISD Department of Architecture, 2020–21
Pratt Institute, 2019
AIGA Eye on Design at A/D/O Brooklyn, 2018
School of Visual Arts, 2017
RISD Department of Architecture, 2016
Parsons School of Design, 2013


Typeset in Common Serif by Wei Huang
and True Sans by Mads Wildgaard

Additional Project Documentation:
Emily Barresi, Jisung Park, Miraj Patel, Jessica Tang

Last updated:
February 2024