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

Ian Beckman Reagan – SVA MA Design Research

Ian Beckman Reagan (he/him) is a strategist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. 

His practice centers around designing with language. Combining storytelling with analysis, Ian seeks to capture the essential and idiosyncratic ideas at the heart of every project. He then partners with designers to translate brand strategy into visual and spatial expression,from graphic identities, systems, and campaigns to objects, events, and architecture. Previously, Ian worked at design firms 2×4 and Gensler.

Ian holds a B.S. in Business with a minor in Digital Art and Design from New York University, and certificates from Harvard Graduate School of Design (Career Discovery, 2016) and the School of Visual Arts Design Research, Writing and Criticism (Summer Intensive, 2020).