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Rob Giampietro


Rob Giampietro is a designer, teacher, and writer. As principal at Project Projects, he leads interactive and identity projects for clients in art, architecture, and the cultural sector. The studio is a two-time finalist for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's National Design Awards.


Since 2006, Rob has been a thesis advisor for MFA Graphic Design at RISD, as well as leading workshops at Columbia GSAPP, Harvard GSD, Parsons BFA Communication Design, SVA MFA Interaction Design & MFA Design Criticism, and Yale MFA Graphic Design.


As executive board member and vice president of AIGA/NY from 2007–9, Rob organized programming that included a historic conversation between Wim Crouwel and Massimo Vignelli and a free series of talks by emerging designers at the Soho Apple Store.


Recent research has focused on technology's ongoing influence on language and communication. Rob's essay on the rise of graphic design MFA programs, "School Days," was published in the Walker Art Center's Graphic Design: Now in Production catalogue in 2011.

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