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Josh Liberson


Josh Liberson spent the first part of his careers designing magazines in-house for a range of titles as varied as US Weekly and the fashion bible Visionaire. In 2001, brought together by a job, Josh partnered with Ethan Trask to form Helicopter, a NYC-based design consultancy.


Over the next 10 years, Helicopter expanded its practice to include both design and strategy across multiple sectors including media, the arts, retail and hospitality, receiving international recognition along the way. In January 2011, Helicopter was acquired by its then-client One Kings Lane, where Josh and Ethan now run the creative group.

Josh holds a degree in Studio Arts from Wesleyan University and was a founding member of the School of Visual Arts’ Masters in Branding Program. 

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