Dan Vlahos

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Additional Titles

  • Affiliate Faculty Member, Merrimack College Interdisciplinary Institute

Administrative Support

  • Graphic Design
  • Learning Experience Design
  • Marketing and Branding
  • User Experience Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Web Design

I am a Boston-based designer, artist and educator. My multidisciplinary design work has been recognized by the AIGA, the One Club and the Interactive Media Council, among others. Past clients include Volkswagen, Harvard University, Colby College, Duke University, Northeastern University, the New England Conservatory, Educators for Social Responsibility, the Fenway Alliance and Shepley Bulfinch. I began teaching in 2009 as a visiting lecturer in MassArt’s continuing education program and was promoted to a full-time assistant professor in 2016. In 2017, I began teaching graphic design as a tenure-track assistant professor in the visual and performining arts department at Merrimack College. My interdisciplinary thesis work and ongoing research interests center upon learning experience design — the exploration of speculative multimodal interactive learning techniques in the context of assistive, peer and creative learning.

  • M.F.A. Dynamic Media/Design Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • B.F.A. Graphic Design Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Active Learning
  • AIGA, The Professional Organization for Design
  • Assistive Technology
  • Contextual Learning
  • Multimodal Interactive Experiences
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Best of New England Design Awards, AIGA, The Professional Organization for Design, 2009
  • REBRAND 100 Global Awards, REBRAND, 2008
  • Interactive Media Awards, Interactive Media Council, 2007
  • Best of Show, Boston Ad Club, 2005
  • Digital Media Art Contest, Strathmore Paper, 2004