MFA Design Criticism

SVA Alumnus Anne Quito on ‘Branding’ Switzerland and South Sudan

SVA Alumnus Anne Quito on ‘Branding’ Switzerland and South Sudan

June 11, 2014

How do you brand a country from scratch? That question was the basis of Anne Quito’s (MFA 2014 Design Criticism) final thesis project (watch her presentation below). To find her answers, she traveled this year to both Switzerland—where “national identity is a full-time obsession,” she says—and South Sudan, the world’s newest nation.

SVA’s Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman Add Inspiration to HOW Conference

SVA’s Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman Add Inspiration to HOW Conference

May 19, 2014

Some 3,500 creative professionals converged in Boston last week for inspiration, training and bonding with peers from across the country and around the world. Among the people charged with inspiring attendees at the annual HOW Design Live conference, held this year in the Massachusetts capital from May 12 – 19, were nearly 40 SVA faculty […]

Steven Heller and Avinash Rajagopal Release New E-books Through Cooper-Hewitt

Steven Heller and Avinash Rajagopal Release New E-books Through Cooper-Hewitt

February 11, 2013

Cooper-Hewitt just launched a new e-book series on design writing and research called DesignFile, and works by SVA’s MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller and alumnus Avinash Rajagopal (MFA 2011 Design Criticism) are among the first out of the gate.


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