ALUMNI UPDATE: Geoffrey Mandel '73

I graduated from UNIS in 1977. After attending Tufts and Stanford, and kicking around the publishing world in New York and Boston, I took a career detour to NYU’s graduate film program...

where I wrote and directed the Student Academy Award-nominated short “Kill the Director.” My first industry job was as an art department assistant on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and since 1995 I have been working as a graphic designer for films and TV shows, including Space: Above & Beyond, JAG, NCIS, Star Trek: Voyager, Spider-Man 2, Serenity, Blades of Glory, Dirt, X-Men: First Class, Gangster Squad, Parks & Recreation, Mad Men, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Muppets, Black Mass, La La Land, Hairspray Live!, LEGION, and Downsizing. (In other words, those C&C art skills really came in handy.) In my spare time, I design and illustrate props, blueprints and star maps for various science fiction franchises, including the Serenity blueprints, and maps of the Star Trek, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica universes. I live in beautiful downtown Burbank, and I blame C&C for sparking my interest in art, design, and typography. Visit my website,, to get in touch.

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