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Richard Vassilatos

Richard Vassilatos received his BFA from Syracuse University with a major in art photography and minor in architecture. Upon returning to New York he assisted a lifestyle photographer, whose work took him around the world and exposed him to some of the most creative people he has ever met. Richard eventually discovered that he was most interested in the products on set and the stories they told, which drew him to his current role as a prop stylist. He has always had an interest in understanding the role that brands play in our everyday lives.  He is excited to learn more about the branding process and its impact on businesses both large and small. In his down time, Richard is perfectly at home digging through a thrift shop, getting lost down the rabbit hole of the web, and spending time with his cavalier who is unofficially the best dog on the planet.

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