Faculty At Large

Program Chair

Program Co-Founder

Advisory Board

  • Janine Benyus
    Biomimicry Institute
  • Liz Danzico
    Chair, SVA MFA IxD
  • Dale Dougherty
    Make Magazine
  • Robert Fabricant
    frog design
  • Kevin McCullagh
    Plan UK
  • Nathan Shedroff
  • Cordy Swope
  • Lita Talarico
    SVA MFA Design
  • Tad Toulis



  • Deborah Adler
    Deborah Adler Design
  • Yves Behar
  • Janine Benyus
    Biomimicry Institute
  • Tim Brown
  • Valerie Casey
    The Designers Accord
  • Stephen Burks
    Readymade Projects
  • Brian Cohen
  • Matali Crasset
    Matali Crasset Production
  • Dale Doherty
    MAKE / Maker Faire
  • Anthony Dunne
    Dunne + Raby
  • Robert Fabricant
    frog design
  • Chuck Hoberman
    Transformable Design Studio
  • Ezio Manzini
    DESIS Lab
  • Aimee Mullins
    Athlete, Model, Advocate
  • Fiona Raby
    Dunne + Raby
  • Stefan Sagmeister
    Sagmeister Inc.
  • Cameron Tonkinwise
    Design Studies - Carnegie Mellon
  • Steve Portigal
    Portigal Consulting
  • Matthew Waldman
  • Scott Wilson
  • Tom Gerhardt
    Studio Neat
  • Jonas Damon
    frog design
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Ralph Caplan
  • Elizabeth Scharpf
    SHE: Sustainable Health Enterprises
  • Charles Adler
  • Tina Roth Eisenberg
    Swiss Miss
  • (more to come)

Studio Visits

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Commonwealth
  • Etsy
  • Fab.com
  • Google Creative Labs
  • Greenpoint Studios
  • MakerBot
  • The New York Times
  • RedHook Design District
  • Rockwell Group
  • Uhuru
  • (more to come)


  • Mariana Amatullo
  • Manuel Toscano

News & Events

Our annual faculty potluck was once again hosted by the gracious Claire Hartten, who's Brooklyn outdoor space we filled with delicious home cooking and great cheer. Here are a few pics of ... READ

Faculty Potluck 2014 Snapshots


Orientation 2014: Day 2 Snapshots
August 31, 2014

Day two of the 2014 MFA Products of Design student orientation brought a futuring workshop led by Elliott Montgomery, faculty and partner of the Extrapolation Factory, and Jacob Park, Principal Sustainability Advisor at Forum for the Future. Here are some snapshots of Day 2 of this year's orientation! (Check out Day 1 snapshots here.)


Orientation 2014: Day 1 Snapshots
August 31, 2014

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26th and 27th, the MFA Products of Design program welcomed its third year of students—20 in all—who immersed themselves in two days of orientation comprised of logistics review, sharable economy workshops, food competitions, faculty reception, Visible Futures tour and futuring/speculative object creation and exhibition. Here are some snapshots of Day 1 of this year's orientation! (Check out Day 2 snapshots here.)


Masters Thesis: Alive: Comforting Your Food, by Willy Chan
Masters Thesis: Alive: Comforting Your Food, by Willy Chan
August 24, 2014

Products of Design MFA Student Willy Chan’s thesis, entitled “Alive: Comforting Your Food,” questions the farming industry’s practices, concentrating specifically on the humane treatment of livestock and the organic certification process. Willy supports the argument that organic certification does not always ensure the humane treatment of animals on our farms, and that there should be different form of assessing a farm’s practices.


Snapshots of the 2014 Masters Thesis Presentations: F1RST
Snapshots of the 2014 Masters Thesis Presentations: F1RST
August 24, 2014

On May 8th, 2014, the inaugural Masters Thesis Presentations, F1RST, took place at the SVA Theatre in New York City. Friends, faculty, colleagues, family and fans took part in the celebration, where 15 students presented their thesis projects. View all the projects here, and enjoy snapshots from the day below!




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