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

Erin Dinneen – SVA MA Design Research

Erin Dinneen is a designer from Toronto interested in the contrast between the human and the technological, and the power of fictional worlds, particularly in science fiction, to simultaneously communicate big ideas and connect emotionally with an audience. She is a recent graduate of the York University/Sheridan College program in Design, where she earned her Bachelor of Design and was the Director of Print Content for the 2019 graduation showcase. Her senior thesis examined the ways in which meaning is constructed out of that which is meaningless, re-contextualizing the random and mundane into sources for creative inspiration.

In her work, Erin focuses on typography and editorial design, and is the 2018 recipient of the Applied Arts Student Award in Typography Design & Application. She has also shown work at Toronto Design Directory’s typography show Swash & Serif 5.

Selected Research & Writing