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Doug Barrett, MFA

Graphic design • Design research • Design and branding for nonprofits • Typography • Silkscreen printing

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DougBarrettDoug Barrett, MFA

Department of Art & Art History


Areas of expertise: 

  • Directs UAB's Bloom Studio, an invitation-only, independent study class where design students gain real-world experience working directly with clients on Design for Good projects. Past projects have included Cahaba River Society, Bibb County, Lakeview District, Southern Research and the Village Creek Society to name a few.
  • In 2013 received a $47,000 Sappi - Ideas That Matter grant — one of only 13 awarded to designers nationwide to help them create and implement print projects for charitable causes
  • Research interests in mapping the visual culture of commuting and the public space
  • More than 20 years of professional graphic design experience, working for agencies and as a principal in his own design firm, Rodon & Barrett, Inc. His list of international clients includes Mars, Inc., VISA International and Banco Popular
  • 2014 SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design
  • Recipient of the 2016 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching



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