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Tasmeem Poster Competition Winner

For Sym-poesis/ploitation, 2022

Worldwide Logo Design Award Bronze Award

For Arts & Humanities Capstone Festival Identity, 2020


Behance Featured Project, San Jose, CA, USA

For Abjad, October 2014


Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award, UAE

Winner and artist, December 2013, exhibit opened March 2014


Tasmeem Inaugural Exhibition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Selected artist, August 2022


Nomad Lab at Quoz Art Fest, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Participating artist, January 2020


Noon Art Award Exhibition, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Participating artist, November 2019


DESIGN WORKS: Design at NYUAD 2012-2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Curator and featured artist, January 2019


MICA Grad Show 2016, Baltimore, MD, USA
Featured artist, April 2016

Imaginary Museums Exhibit, Baltimore, MD, USA

Participating artist, April 2015


Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award Exhibition, various locations, United Arab Emirates

Solo artist, March—July 2014

Erin Collins (née Meekhof) is a visual designer, researcher, and educator. She holds a BA in Visual Art and in Cognitive Science from New York University Abu Dhabi and an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art. Erin currently works as an Instructor of the Arts in Design in New York University Abu Dhabi's Arts & Humanities division.
Her research interests are at the intersection of design, cognitive science, sustainability, and health — what kind of design can transform human behavior. Though trained as a graphic designer with expertise in publication design and branding, she is passionate about interdisciplinary work and approaching all kinds of problems through design research. She currently manages the Visual Design Lab at NYUAD and supports the university’s Art & Art History BA and Design minor program through teaching and design activities.
Prior to joining NYUAD, she worked as a graphic designer at 10/Half Studios and a graduate teaching assistant at MICA. Erin has also worked as a freelance designer and artist since 2013. She lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with her husband and their two children.

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