Mike Tully lives and works in New York. He works independently and in collaboration with artists, architects, institutions, and publishers on works spanning artifacts, exhibitions, identities, publications, websites, and writing.

In 2022, he graduated with an MFA from the Yale School of Art, where he was awarded the Critical Practice Research Fellowship and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Research Fellowship.

He has 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. In spring of 2023, he was artist-in-residence at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. In addition to his studio practice, he occasionally teaches, lectures, facilitates workshops, and visits as a critic at various art and design programs across the US. Currently, he teaches at Pratt Institute and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

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Select Clients:
Bogie Films
The Brooklyn Rail
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
CR Fashion Book
The Guardian
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
MIT Press
The New York Times
Rail Editions
Regional Building Group
Wolff Olins
Yale School of Art
Yale School of Architecture
Yale University Art Gallery

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

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:
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:
August 2023