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Lauren Vellek

Although she was born in Atlanta, Lauren grew up in Brussels, Belgium where she honed her eye for design, traveled extensively, and developed a serious love for soaking up other cultures. She left Brussels and pursued her dream of living in New York City to attend college at Parsons School of Design, where she received her undergraduate degree in Design and Management. After school, Lauren dabbled in the fashion world before making her way to a global technology company where she has spent most of her career working in Marketing.    


When she’s not working, Lauren can be found wandering the streets of New York with her two dogs, Reese and Oliver, taking bootcamp and putting her interior design and organizational skills to work in her apartment.    


A true Taurus, lover of live music, and fitness enthusiast; she has a thing for chatting up strangers and people watching.   

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