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Ali Kearney

Ali is a Bay Area native and a designer with a passion for visual problem solving and storytelling. With over 6 years of experience in the industry, she has built a broad portfolio in both print and digital for clients such as Proofpoint, GoldieBlox, Google, OneMain Financial and PG&E.


Ali made her way back to the Bay Area upon graduating from the Communications Design program at Syracuse University. Throughout her experiences both in school and the industry she has found a love for clever design solutions and bold typography. Driven by curiosity and a desire to create, Ali is always ready to face new challenges. Through The Masters in Branding program, she is excited to learn how to create more engaging and compelling work.


Outside of work Ali loves spontaneous road trips, sci-fi thrillers, and ice cream in any form.

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