Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design

MS, Pratt Institute
BFA, Long Island University
AAS, Nassau Community College

Contact Info

Graphic Design

“Think long, think wrong.”

Mike Schnaidt is interested in editorial design across all platforms and has a strong love for typography. As a teacher, his mission is to help students find their unique voice in the art of visual storytelling.

Mike Schnaidt holds an MS in Communication Design from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and a BFA in Digital Art and Design from Long Island University, Brookville, New York. He got his start as a production artist at a small trade publication called Network Computing, where he was responsible for creating technical illustrations and infographics.

Schnaidt is currently creative director of Fast Company, overseeing visuals for the magazine, website, social media and events. Prior to that, he was creative director of Men’s Health and has been in top art director positions at Entertainment Weekly, Esquire and Popular Science. 


Graphic design text in orange yellow green and blue saying One Hundred Best Workplaces for Innovators
Fast Company, September 2020 feature article


A Fast Company magazine cover with Serena Williams
Fast Company, October/November 2020 cover


Explore Mike Schnaidt’s website.

Awards & Accolades
Schnaidt’s work has been recognized by American Photography, the American Society for Magazine Editors, the Society of Publication Designers and the Type Directors Club.