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Kerry DeBruce

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Kerry DeBruce was surrounded by diverse cultures, people and ideas which inspired and developed her appreciation for art, design, and creative strategy.


Armed with a Bachelors of Art from the Cooper Union, Kerry has received awards from both the Art Director’s Club and AIGA. With years of experience as a graphic designer and art director, her professional background includes positions at major advertising agencies, design houses, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but much of Kerry’s work in the entertainment industry spiraled from her experience as an art director at Loud Records/Sony Music.


To expand on her growing passion for brand strategy and client development, Kerry DeBruce launched KLAD Creative, a full-service design firm in New York with her first clients: Sony Records, VP Records, Cicatelli Associates Inc., and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County—since then KLAD Creative has exponentially expanded its roster of loyal clients.


Kerry is excited to be part of the Masters in Branding Program at SVA and looks forward to the new opportunities and enlightenment that it brings.

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