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Jess Spataro

Jess Spataro is a highly visual and curious designer with a passion for building brands. 


After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Jess went on to work as a Designer at Simon and Schuster. Directly after, she held the position of Manager of Marketing, Brand & Communications at IDEA Pharma in New York City.


Jess believes branding will always be a journey of discovery and commitment to tell a story. With her work, she is driven to continue to analyze the relationship of why individuals remain loyal to a brand, what causes a brand to fail, and how design and branding ultimately speak to our sense of humanity.


Today, Jess applies her diverse skillset working professionally as a Brand Designer. She is thrilled to further her studies at the School of Visual Arts and master the connection between design and business.

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