College of Design
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Student and Alumni Board Members

Graphic Design Representatives

See the biographies below to learn more about the student and alumni Graphic Design representatives on the Design Student and Alumni Board (DSAB).




Vanessa Berglund

BFA Graphic Design Student vanessa berglund

Class of 2018

Hometown: Stillwater, Minnesota


I'm passionate about design and wanted to get more involved in the greater design community.  I also loved the fact that the board connects students and professionals from varied disciplines.


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Rishi Murugesan

BFA Graphic Design / Product Design Minor Student

Class of 2017Rishi Murugesan
Hometown: Madurai, India


DSAB & Design Alumni Society Student President (Presidential term 2016-17)


I joined the DSAB to help the design students connect more with each other and their chosen fields. My secondary goal is to help students have friends and connections in other design majors. This would help us increase innovation and community throughout the college. Overall, I'm excited to help the College of Design

become better with useful programs and events.


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Drew Covi

BS 2005Drew Covi, Graphic Design
Senior Interaction Designer, Clockwork Active Media Systems

I joined the board to explore how graphic and experience design are changing the digital landscape from mobile apps to corporate and industrial platforms. I also hope to explore the values and potential of "designing in code" in Interactive Design courses. After nearly a decade in digital marketing, I am now working with Honeywell's User Experience group (known as HUE). With this small team, I help put user experience first, as a guide to both real world devices and digital interfaces.


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Mandy Lange

BS 2009, Graphic Designmandy lange

Graphic Designer, MOSQUITO Inc.


I joined DSAB because I want to help cultivate connections between design students and professionals. During my time at the College of Design, some of my most influential experiences involved DSAB programming, so I look forward to continuing this meaningful work.




Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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