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

Amélie Lamont – SVA MA Design Research

Amélie runs “by amélie,” a Brooklyn-based creative studio specializing in digital product design and writing. They use cultural studies and design anthropology to inform their process.

They enjoy creating resources for underinvested communities. Their social good projects include Good for PoC, The Guide to Allyship, and People of Craft. They’ve had the honor of presenting their research and work at places such as The White House, The Great Discontent, Etsy, Twitter, Dropbox and Cooper.
Amélie’s on a mission to engage designers in culturally-aware design discourse. They’re currently working on a project to help both designers and non-designers understand design’s impact on society.

Selected Research & Writing