SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011





(212) 592-2228

Alyssa Blank – SVA MA Design Research

Alyssa is a designer with a decade of industry experience with a research centered practice. Her focus is brand strategy and identity systems. She has worked on a variety of successful projects, with clients including Fortune Top 10, Top 100, and Global 500 list-makers, a Forbes Top 100 Digital Company, and worked with organizations that have ranged from a National Endowment For the Arts major grant-recipient, to seed-funded startups. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Boston University, and a Post-Grad degree in Design from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta.

Selected Research & Writing