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Michael Kaye


As the founder of the design group at Mother, Michael Ian Kaye understands how to harness the power of design to create compelling integrated brand communications.


Prior to Mother, Michael was the Senior Creative Director at AR where his focus was on developing potent creative solutions that deliver on integrated branding strategies for notable brands as Brioni, Ferragamo, Brooks Brothers, Elle Accessories, Forth and Towne, as well as Jones New York.


Michael brings global client experience from his role as Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather’s Brand Integration Group, where his clients included American Express, British Petroleum, Coca Cola, Levi’s, and Motorola.


Michael’s career began in publishing where he served as Creative Director at Little, Brown & Company and Farrar, Straus, Giroux, as well as Art Director at Penguin Books. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, appears in numerous design compendiums and annuals and has been cited in every major design publication.

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