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

Katya Mezhibovskaya – SVA MA Design Research

Katya Mezhibovskaya is a designer and critic hailing from Moscow and Brooklyn. After studying Painting, Art History, and Gender Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she completed her BFA at the School of Visual Arts in Graphic Design with a focus on print design and semiotics. While working towards her MFA in Design Criticism (2012,) also from the School of Visual Arts, she worked as a book jacket designer at Vintage EspaƱol and Vintage/Anchor Books. She is now the senior designer at Bloomsbury Publishing and continues to be fascinated by visual anthropology, societal and linguistic etymologies, memory and its residue. Her mission is to use design and criticism to write love letters to ideas and to make the familiar strange.

Selected Research & Writing