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

Galina Yordanov – SVA MA Design Research

Galina Yordanov is an art director based in Lebanon. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut. Diving directly into advertising, her work at Leo Burnett taught her the power of storytelling and allowed her to take part in creating nationwide campaigns that transform the way people think, feel, and act. 

Through research, she is interested in challenging the design structures that form today’s world. Her experiences have led her to believe that by asking more questions, we are able to see the world more accurately and change our global reality.

Selected Research & Writing