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Lauren Millar

Class 2012

Lauren Millar is a Starbucks drinking, Target shopping, Honda driving, Apple loyalist who is captivated by the ways in which brands influence our lives every day. Over the past fifteen years, at Zunda Group, Lauren has been bringing a visual identity and personality to brands such as Project 7, Degree, Dove, Caress, The City of Norwalk and Dannon.  


She began her career as a Designer, but after receiving her Masters in Branding from the School of Visual Arts she has transitioned into Zunda Group’s Senior Director of Strategy and Client Services. Lauren possesses a unique mix of creative skills and strategic business sense that allow her to transform cultural and human behavioral insights into a compelling visual language—building brands that form lasting emotional connections with their consumers and become strong business assets. Her constant curiosity fuels her process whether that is through reading the latest market news, exploring new destinations, cooking, searching for flea market finds or perfecting her DIY skills.


She also holds a BFA in Communications Design from Syracuse University and in 2016 was acknowledged by the Fairfield County Business Journal as a recipient of their 40 under 40 leadership award. 

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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Director of Operations, Graduate Advisor


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Co-founder, Faculty Advisor