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Benjamin Havrilak

Born and raised in New York City, Benjamin followed his dream for art and design in the creative world.    


Before coming to SVA, while modeling in New York, Benjamin got his BA in communications from the City University of New York, CUNY. Upon graduating, fulfilling his altruistic need by working with disabled kids. He then got his start assisting the CMO and VP of marketing and creative departments for Giorgio Armani, creating some the most iconic campaigns the fashion industry has seen. In addition, he also held the positions of art director and casting director and helped found a start-up ad agency, JETMMS.    


With his goal of one day having his own agency and working with the industry’s leading talent, Benjamin always wanted to earn a higher degree and learn more about branding and design. He is currently a freelance art director for Amazon Fashion.

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