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Shayla Hunter

Shayla Hunter likes being behind the lens. She is a photo art director and photographer who is constantly observing her surroundings and looking for the perfect image.    

A native of central Pennsylvania, Shayla now calls Brooklyn home. Growing up, she was always creative and collaborating with those around her. Her activities ranged from creating a still life photo shoot with her stuffed animals to choreographing a dance routine with neighborhood friends. This creative energy took her to earn a degree in photography at University of Maryland Baltimore County and later brought her to New York City to work in photography and magazine publishing.     

Shayla is a deputy photography director at Time Inc., the branded media company, where she creates imagery that tells a story and supports the brand. When she is not working, she can be found taking a dance class, trying a new recipe, or lying on a blanket in Prospect Park. She is very excited to join the SVA Branding program and cannot wait to collaborate with the faculty and fellow students.  

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