Joe Marianek is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Graphic Design at RISD, and a partner and co-founder of Small Stuff. After studying at RISD, he moved to New York City to work at Pentagram, where he was later named an associate partner. Subsequently, he joined Apple in California as a design lead on product and campaigns. These experiences later inspired him to co-found Small Stuff on the principle that inventive work results from an open and collaborative process with multiple voices. Small Stuff’s partners share the vision that good design can contribute to culture, and improve lives. He currently serves as education chair on the board of directors of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
MASS Design Group
An ongoing project with MASS Design Group, a global humanitarian architecture firm, to create a contextual and participatory visual identity and communications strategy.
New York Stem Cell Foundation
Reshaping the organization’s communications around their research institute and value of stem cell research through editorial strategy, information graphics and visual design.
A campaign documenting and publishing the impact of GE’s healthcare manufacturing initiatives in the U.S.
A project that reconsidered the design of Cleveland Clinic’s patient-facing collateral using a unifying design system championing clarity of information and accessibility.
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