Dan Vlahos is a Boston-based designer, artist, and educator. He is currently Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College, where he Directs the Undergraduate Graphic Design Program. Vlahos is also presently serving on the Board of Directors for AIGA Boston and is on the Design Museum Foundation Council. Vlahos’ interdisciplinary design work has been recognized by the AIGA, the One Club, Print, and the Interactive Media Council. Vlahos began his career in Arnold Worldwide’s Volkswagen Design Group, going on to serve as Creative Director for the architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch. Vlahos’ clients include Harvard University, Duke University, Educators for Social Responsibility and the Industrial History Center. Dan received both an MFA and BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design—where he began teaching in 2009 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2016. In 2017 Vlahos joined Merrimack College in a tenure-track appointment within the School of Liberal Arts. Vlahos’ design research interests center upon integrated branding and dynamic media. In 2020 Merrimack College’s Interdisciplinary Institute named Vlahos a Presidential Fellow, and in the same year he became a member of the Society of Printers in Boston. In 2021 Vlahos entered into the Design Incubation writing program as a Fellow.
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