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

Derek Edward Love – SVA MA Design Research

Derek Edward Love is a graphic designer and design researcher based in New York. He is currently a designer at Pentagram. Previously, he worked with Milton Glaser and ran his own practice. For Derek, research and writing is fundamental to the design process, and he is interested in exploring ways to deepen the discourse within the field of graphic design. Derek’s work has been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, and Print
, and he was the 2016 winner of the Steven Heller Design Research Award. He received a BA in Graphic Design from San Diego State University and an MA in Design Research, Writing and Criticism from the School of Visual Arts.

Selected Research & Writing