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Mike Bainbridge


EVP Design Intelligence, Sterling Brands.

Mike has over 25 years experience in the brand design business and heads up all strategic planning for all Sterling's design clients.  During his time at Sterling Mike has pioneered and overseen the development of a host of pre-design planning tools and techniques for the company to help its clients understand and evaluate existing visual equity and consumer/brand relationships through design.  He has worked with hundreds of household brand names and blue chip clients including Tropicana, Haagen Dazs, Campbells, Kleenex, Huggies, Rubbermaid, Martell, Celestial Seasonings and Alka Seltzer to name few.

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