MTWTF is a design studio that creates communication platforms for cultural, commercial, educational, and civic clients. The studio situates itself within the broadest discipline of design — the shaping of our shared physical and electronic environment — and creates communication tools that foster discussion and facilitate change. We apply a comprehensivist design approach to projects that range from placemaking collaborations to civic engagements to the creation of editorial platforms that are rich in narrative. MTWTF believes that good design has the power to help individuals, organizations, and businesses clarify what they do and manifest their ideas to make change happen.
Glen Cummings is Founding Partner and Creative Director at MTWTF, leading projects for Newark Riverfront Park, Red Bull Music Academy, MoMA, and Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. In 2002, Glen was appointed lecturer at Yale University School of Art and has been a visiting critic, or lecturer, at Columbia University, Princeton University, UCLA, OCAD, MCAD, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of The Arts, School of Visual Arts, and Parsons The New School for Design. Glen served as vice president of AIGA/NY from 2012–2014 and is a Design Trust for Public Space fellow. Glen holds a B.F.A. from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and a M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Yale University School of the Arts.
Sarah Dunham, Managing Director
Anni Seligmann, Junior Designer
Lisa Looye, Intern
Past Staff and Collaborators
Ali Emre Dogramaci, Aliza Dzik, Andrew Shurtz, Aurelia de Azambuja, Aurora Robles, Birk Marcus Hansen, Boyeon Choi, Brienne Jones, Clara Emo-Dambry, Cong Huynh, Daniel Koppich, Dominique Banning, Dylan Fracareta, Elaan Ventura Bourn, Emmanuella Sainz, Fabienne Hess, Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Hannah Rullman, Jenna Kaminsky, Jenny Noguchi, Jeroen Sikma, Jess Ngan, Jin Jung, Jordan Carver, Joshua Hearn, Juan Astasio, Judith van Werkhoven, Justin Chen, Kate Dewitt, Kate Hotler, Laura Huaranga, Laura Silke, Maria Putri, Marion Bizet, Mayuko Soga, Michela Povoleri, Miguel Polodano, Olga Domoradova, Pedro Gonçalves, Ravena Hengst, Sue San, Terra Hatfield, Tiff Hockin, Virginia Chow, Wael Morcos, Yejin Cho, Zak Syroka
MTWTF.com is a living archive for the studio’s work which organizes projects into four broad categories. Environmental projects use visual information to shape their specific environment(s). Identity projects create, clarify or convey identity with representational tools. Platform projects use media to create transformative situations where participants create and share knowledge while collaboratively building the platform. Media projects explore the opportunities that arise when content is transposed from one medium to another, or when multiple mediums are coordinated to form a whole.
Over time, many projects in the studio have evolved into long-term dialogues expanding across multiple years and multiple projects. This website articulates these ongoing conversations by grouping projects with similar ideas or questions as Series.
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MTWTF is accepting applications for Freelance Designers. Please send cv, portfolio, and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MTWTF is currently accepting applications for internships this Fall. For internship applications, please send cv and portfolio pdfs along with a letter of interest to email@example.com.