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Ryan Bone

I’m originally from a small town in Montana and after graduating from Montana State University with a BFA in design and BS in marketing, I set out to work internationally. I found a job designing graphics and packaging for a toy company in Shanghai, China, and quickly fell in love with the big-city lifestyle and exposure to other cultures. After returning to the states, I moved to Portland, Oregon, where I worked at agencies, on in-house design teams, and as a freelancer for a wide range of companies and clients including Nike, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Intel, and HP. I always wanted to live in New York and I’ve been interested in SVA’s branding program for the last decade, so seeing it all come to fruition is as exciting as it is surreal. After I complete the program I would like work for a global branding agency where I’m able to combine my past experience in design with the strategy and critical thinking I learn at SVA.


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
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Emily Weiland

Director of Operations, Graduate Advisor


Steven Heller
Co-founder, Faculty Advisor