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 serves as Director of the Undergraduate Graphic Design Program. Vlahos also serves on the Board of Directors for AIGA Boston and 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. In 2017 Vlahos joined Merrimack College in a tenure-track position. Vlahos’ design research interests center on integrated branding, dynamic media, 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 writing program as a Fellow, and in 2023 he became a USGBC LEED Green Associate.

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