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

Neil Donnelly – SVA MA Design Research

Neil Donnelly is a graphic designer who makes books, printed matter, websites, exhibitions, illustrations, and typefaces, often with clients in architecture and art. He has worked with the Guggenheim, Yale University, Domus, Columbia University, The New York Times, Princeton Architectural Press, and Storefront for Art and Architecture, among others. His work was included in the 2012 Brno Biennial of Graphic Design, and he has designed commissioned installations for the Gwangju Design Biennale, the New Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. He has taught courses and led workshops at Yale, SVA, MICA, Parsons, Rutgers, and the University of Illinois, and he holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale. He lives and works in Brooklyn.