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

Peter Ahlberg – SVA MA Design Research

Peter Ahlberg is a designer, educator, and author. For over a decade, he has been Principal and Creative Director of the boutique New York-based design studio and creative consultancy AHL&CO. Clients include: Abrams Books; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; The Drawing Center; The Menil Collection; MIT List Visual Arts Center; Prestel USA; Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; Rizzoli International; Smith College; Starbucks; and They Might Be Giants. He is also co-founder of Bound Book Advisory, a consultancy specializing in helping writers, influencers, and other creatives develop, design, and produce editorial content outside of the traditional channels of publishing. 

Peter is the author of Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process (Skira Rizzoli) which was published in conjunction with the 2016 exhibition of the same name at The Drawing Center.