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

Andrew McQuiston – SVA MA Design Research

Andrew McQuiston (he/him) is a graphic designer and educator practicing in Philadelphia and New York. His work as a lead designer for award-winning agency Eastern Standard includes the development of branding systems, printed publications, and web applications for commercial, cultural, and non-profit institutions. Most recently Andrew served as Associate Art Director for User Interface Design at Urban Outfitters. He worked collaboratively with brand and product design teams to create a holistic digital experience across web, app, and store environments. 

His multidisciplinary approach has informed thoughtful work in brand identity, print, and digital design for freelance clients and collaborators ranging from music and technology to hospitality and commerce. Beyond these projects, his self-initiated work involves a thorough research of content and the investigation of form, relative to his interest in politics, aesthetics, the environment, and the area where these concepts and theories merge.

He holds a BFA in Graphic Design, with a concentration in Book Arts & Printmaking from the University of the Arts, where he now teaches as a Senior Lecturer.