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Rory McKinnon

As a native Scot, Rory was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He attended Edinburgh Napier University where he studied product design, before transferring to Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania to study graphic design and play collegiate soccer. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, he moved to Qatar in the Middle East to pursue a career as a designer with a successful branding agency. Working with clients which included Emirates, Etihad and GMC Arabia he was able to take his creative skills to the next level. Recently, Rory returned to his hometown of Glasgow where he worked for an award winning design agency specialising as a brand designer, working closely with clients throughout the United Kingdom.


As part of the branding program Rory looks to broaden his horizons and increase his knowledge of branding as a whole. He hopes to learn new areas and aspects of design and business, utilising his creative knowledge to become more accomplished in the field. Along with his studies, he continues to coach collegiate soccer and enjoy city life in New York.

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