University Place, Syracuse University
Mariel Mirra

School of Design
Instructor, Communications Design

Mariel Mirra has more than ten years of experience working in design. By day she manages Forge Design Co. as co-founder. By night she is a freelance designer and letterpress printer by ways of her Chandler and Price letterpress.

Mirra received a B.F.A. in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology with a minor in marketing. After graduating, she worked in packaging design at Dick's Sporting Goods' corporate headquarters for such clients as Maxfli Golf, Slazenger, DBX, and Field and Stream. Mirra returned to Syracuse to work in advertising in 2008.

Mirra lives a creative life advocating for the art of the handwritten note, small businesses, and buying local. She is motivated by people's stories, antique furniture, and the precision of color and beautiful typography.