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Eamon White ’13, Digital Design Alumnus, Has Work Featured Nationally

Meet Eamon White, a 2013 graduate of Merrimack College’s Visual and Performing Arts department. He received his B.A. in Digital Design (now Graphic Design) and is an artist, activist and educator whose work has been featured nationally.

  • Artwork of George Floyd by Eamon White ’13.

At Merrimack, Eamon White ’13 was highly focused on pursuing his goals in art and athletics. The work White put in as a member of the Merrimack College Football team, and in earning his BA in Digital Design (now Graphic Design), has paid off. Now, he’s a successful artist, educator, coach and activist.

White’s artwork has gone viral, earning national attention as well as the admiration of the NFL community and baseball great, David Ortiz. See Eamon’s Work Featured on David Ortiz’s Instagram

For White, Merrimack made the difference. “The experiences from my friends, professors and coaches at Merrimack helped me to get where I am today,” he said.

Watch White’s Story

Art Portfolio

Looking to unite people in conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement, which experienced a sharp resurgence throughout 2020, White created a portrait of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man killed by police officers during a May 2020 arrest in Minneapolis. White’s portrait garnered the attention of many — including former Boston Red Sox designated hitter and first baseman David Ortiz. When Ortiz shared the image with his Instagram followers, it went viral.

See Eamon White’s Portrait of George Floyd

White’s portfolio also includes inspiring portraits of Breonna Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr. and Kobe Bryant.

Cleat Designs

In 2020, White brought together two of his loves - athletics and art - and began stylizing cleats. His first client - J.T. Hassell, then with the New York Jets - had White create a pair to promote Lucky Fin Project, an organization that promotes education and awareness of limb differences. This was part of the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign. Hassell wore the cleats during a past January game between the Jets and the New England Patriots.

White has stylized a number of other cleats, including a pair (see below) he painted for Cyril Grayson Jr. of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To see more of White’s artwork, visit his Instagram.

(Photo Credit: Eamon White & Neil Shelley)

In the News

White’s work has been featured in a number of news articles and television segments. 

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