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Vanessa Machir

Officially, Vanessa is a copywriter (most recently at Saks Fifth Avenue). Unofficially, she's a defender of the oxford comma, mediocre but enthusiastic dancer, storyteller, and compulsive watcher of cute animal videos.    


She'll tell you she's from DC but she’s really from Maryland. A year after graduating from Georgetown, she packed ye olde bags and moved to New York—she’s currently a proud resident of Crown Heights (it’s the best, you guys).


Interests/hobbies/vices include Art Deco everything, puns, unnecessary shoes, craft beer, and jogging at a galactically slow pace.  

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