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Colleen Clark and Emanuel Papageorgiou Named GDSA “Students to Watch”


Two Stamps students were featured in the February 2019 issue of Graphic Design USA (GDUSA), a magazine and digital media outlet for graphic design professionals. Both Colleen Clark (MDes 20) and Emanuel Papageorgiou (BFA 19) were profiled in GDUSA’s annual Students to Watch” feature, identifying top design students in the country. 

Emanuel Papageorgiou is a senior at the Stamps School of Art & Design. As a multimedia designer, he has experience in product, transportation, graphic design, and architecture. Emanuel has interned for the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. He has also been an intern with the University Athletic Department for three years where his work has included informational graphics for the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, and logos and t‑shirts for the Men’s Basketball team and the Big Ten Conference Indoor Track National Championships. In addition to graphic design, Emanuel is fascinated with architecture and all things moving from planes to automobiles. In October 2018, he was named a national finalist to exhibit his work in The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum of Design in New York. His exhibit, Conceptualizing Campus Transportation, included a redesign of the UM’s transportation system, with including electronic autonomous buses and a reimagined Central Campus Transit Terminal. Graphic design, he says, plays a crucial role in all of his projects. Read his full profile here.

Colleen Clark studies in the integrative design (MDes) graduate program at the Stamps School of Art and Design. She first practiced integrating different disciplines at UVA, concentrating on public health, studio art, and bioethics. Following graduation, she received a fellowship in the Health Disparities Genomics Unit at the NIH. Additionally, she helped design an exhibit that translated the implications of genomic research into accessible, interactive experiences at the Smithsonian. Initially, Colleen planned to tackle health disparities through practicing medicine, however, she subsequently discovered the powerful potential of design. Working as a consultant embedded in a hospital, her projects included designing patient-facing tools and clinical systems to assist chronically-ill adolescent patients with transitioning to adult care and conducting research informing the design of new spaces. While Colleen discovered design in the context of healthcare, it is the broader subject of disparities that motivates her. Read her full profile here. 

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