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Rusty Trump

Rusty comes to SVA with extensive experience as a creative leader, brand strategist and communications expert. He has applied his passion for storytelling and design at companies from small non-profits to political organizations to major global corporations.
Currently a Design Manager in the Brand Design Studio at Gensler, he is known for bringing solutions, eagerly taking on new challenges, and motivating his project teams. Before Gensler, Rusty managed the global brands of Getty Images, delivering strategy and marketing direction across the company’s international offices. He got his start in branding working with some of the biggest challenges in branding: political candidates.   

When he isn’t working, Rusty enjoys traveling as much as humanly possible, long-distance running (he plans to run his 12th and 13th marathons while completing the Masters in Branding program!), and going to the dog park with his two french bulldogs.    

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