British-born designer Eddie Opara, founder of Map Office, is to join Pentagram’s New York office as partner on October 1
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Opara is 38 and an LCP graduate. Since attending Yale, he has been based in New York where he founded his Map Office studio after previously working for 2×4.
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On top of his skills as a graphic designer and proven ability to run his own studio, Opara will bring some much-needed digital savvy to the Pentagram mix. As well as communications work, Map Office has also developed its own digital products, including View, a visualisation software system developed for ad agency JWT and The MiG, a content management system. He will also be the first non-white Pentagram partner.
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Opara will be the second British partner at Pentagram New York, alongside Luke Hayman, the last addition to the team, who joined in 2006. CR understands that a new London-based partner will also be announced shortly.
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Read more about Opara and his appointment here