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Michael Jager


For 20 years Michael Jager has directed the multidisciplinary efforts of Jager DiPaola Kemp, a studio whose process is informed by emotional, rational and cultural forces and whose focus centers on the idea that design distinction matters. Working with internal and external partners, Jager has helped to create proprietary processes, experiences and exploratory environments such as Living Brand®, the Collaboratory, Exquisite Corpse Artsite, Iskra Print Collective and Sanctuary Artsite. Guided by Ezra Pound’s simply but elegantly stated principle of “make it new,” his collaborative output for a multitude of today’s most important and relevant brands has been recognized worldwide by design periodicals, books, competitions, exhibitions and his peers. Jager lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife and three children

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