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Doris Short credits her Scandinavian design heritage as the inspiration and influence for her success with her passion for art and design and branding global organizations. With more than 20 years of experience in management, strategic design, brand strategy and communication for clients around the world, Doris worked with brands including Hewlett Packard, Robert Morris University and GlaxoSmithKline, where she developed the redesign of more than 15 global brands including TUMS, Aquafresh, and Nicorette.

Combining her passion for design with teaching young adults in the creative arts, Doris has developed and implemented numerous arts programs in Pittsburgh and has acted as a consultant to regional colleges for her expertise in the creative arts and graphic design development. She is currently a full-time art and graphic design faculty member at Slippery Rock University and an adjunct professor at Chatham University.

Doris is President Emeritus of AIGA Pittsburgh, the largest professional association for design in the world. Doris continues to serve on the AIGA Pittsburgh Advisory Board, being involved planning activities that advocate the value of design in the Pittsburgh region.


Doris has been honored with several awards at the San Diego’s AIGA Addys and AIGA’s PGH100. Her artwork has also been accepted to the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Juried Visual Art Exhibition. The 2017 Juried Visual Art Exhibition showcases a selection of new work by some of the most talented members of Pittsburgh’s vibrant creative community. 


Her research and creative work is concerned with the role of visual communication design, exhibition design and the responsibility for implementing sustainable solutions. This work encompasses techniques in graphic design, new media, information design and exhibition design.

Doris received her undergraduate degree in fashion from her native country of Denmark; BS in Graphic Design from The Art Institute; MFA in Interdisciplinary Design from Chatham University.

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