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Jonathan Ford


As Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer, Jonathan represents Pearlfisher on the global design stage. Never one to simply accept the status quo, Jonathan continually provokes and questions the world, inspiring Pearlfisher to create design that makes the future better. Jonathan has recently launched a podcast series of interviews with Challenger and Iconic brand champions including Seth Goldman of Honest Tea, Richard Fine of Help Remedies and Jamie Oliver, amongst others. Jonathan champions the art of brand design through all aspects of his career, including his roles as Director of the Design Business Association (DBA), and Trustee of the Haller Foundation. A continuous advocate of the power of a good idea, Jonathan speaks regularly on the brand, design and innovation conference circuit, with most recent appointments including the PSFK London conference and the World Future Trends Summit in Miami.




The curriculum for The Masters in Branding Program allows students to create frameworks to guide brand, design and business development, critically evaluate brand, business, marketing and design strategies and Master the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Learn more...


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Debbie Millman
Chair, Co-founder


Emily Weiland

Director of Operations, Graduate Advisor


Steven Heller
Co-founder, Faculty Advisor