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

Jessie Sun – SVA MA Design Research

Jessie is a big foodie and a lover of lox bagels .

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy, but over time has gradually become obsessed with art, design, and education. After a four-year stint as a co-founder of a top Chinese educational company, in 2017 Jessie set up her own studio, which focuses on empowering students to develop toolkits and design mindsets through her articles. Based on the deep research and analytical nature of her articles, Jessie’s studio has been evolving slowly but steadily in a way that is different from other companies. She always puts users’ needs at the heart of her work. She calls this feedback loop “sustainable development,” both for the students who are her clients, and for the studio itself.

Jessie believes long-term success depends on an intense focus on the Now, on seizing the moment. Her life philosophy is: “living in the present is living in the future.”