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Assistant Professor Jeff Boortz is Named a Dean’s Early Career Award Recipient

Posted On January 20, 2016
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The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design congratulates Assistant Professor (Graphic Design) Jeff Boortz as one of the 2016 recipients of the Dean’s Early Career Award given by the College of Arts & Sciences.  Chosen among  the faculty’s rising stars,  Boortz is recognized for his outstanding work as faculty member, whose work is at the center of the University’s efforts of providing students with a superb education, while achieving aspirations as a major research university.  The award supports the university’s initiatives to recruit and retain the best and brightest creative artists, researchers and scholars among the faculty.

As part of the award, Professor Boortz will receive a professional development stipend.  His work will also be featured in a variety of ways that will let College donors and supporters learn more about the exciting creative work and scholarship that he and the other recipients are doing within the college.  A plaque presentation will take place in February during the annual Dean’s Early Career Award celebration.

Professor Boortz teaches Graphic Design, Motion Design, and Corporate Identity Design.  He is a Creative Director with more than twenty years experience in building brands in the US and across the globe.  Professor Boortz continues to foster and challenge student creativity for dynamic brand identity campaigns such as the 2015 Welch Symposium: Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond and  the Atlanta Science Festival.  He is also developing creative digital content for Georgia State’s TV partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).