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

Anne Quito – SVA MA Design Research

Anne Quito is a design writer and art director. She graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in Visual Culture in 2009 and has spoken at TEDGlobal in Oxford, TEDxPhoenix, AIGA, PAHO/WHO, and the CDC about public sector design. Anne was a member of the curatorial team for “Spontaneous Interventions” and organized a celebrated interactive exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design called “Take One/Leave One” that was featured in The Atlantic. She is the recipient of the 2013 Maria Popova Scholarship for Homecoming to Purpose and the SVA Henry Wolf scholarship.

Her writing has been featured in Designers and Books, Design Observer, Core 77Unbeige, intern magazine and a forthcoming book of essays published by the Cooper-Hewitt. At D-Crit, she has written about the neon Pepsi sign in Long Island City, a profile on the brand director of the Museum of Sex, and bouts of ontological discomfort at five-star hotels in Bangkok. She aspires to write the first compendium of national symbols covering all countries around the world.

Anne is the founding director of Design Lab.

Selected Research & Writing