Dan Vlahos is a Boston-based designer, educator, and researcher. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College, where he serves as Director of the Undergraduate Graphic Design Program. Vlahos is President of AIGA Boston and also serves on the Design Museum Foundation Council. Vlahos’ interdisciplinary design work has been recognized by the AIGA, the One Club, Print, How, and the Interactive Media Council. Vlahos began his career in Arnold Worldwide’s Volkswagen Design Group—and later served as Creative Director for Shepley Bulfinch architects. 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. Vlahos’ research explores transformation, empowerment, dynamic media, sustainability, and creative learning. 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 program as a Writing Fellow, and in 2023, he became a USGBC LEED Green Associate and the first AIGA Design Leader (DL) in New England.
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