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

Emma Stark – SVA MA Design Research

Emma is a designer, writer, and artist creating unforgettable brand experiences and meaningful brand systems for clients including IBM, Pinterest, and ServiceNow.

She believes design has the power to solve business problems and enhance our world. She strives to push the boundaries of design through branding & visual systems, typography, photo & layout, while infusing her practice with other disciplines like filmmaking, interior design, and marketing. 

She shares her experience working on in-house design teams with creatives looking to further their careers on her blog The Design Loupe. Off the clock, you’ll find her immersed in her latest passion project or creating art.