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Tor de Vries

Assistant Professor, Career Track

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Prior to joining WSU, Tor was the Web Producer & Art Director for EngenderHealth, an international women’s health nonprofit with offices in 18 countries. For almost 13 years, he directed the multinational team that designed, developed, and supported numerous web sites; produced online marketing, fundraising, and advocacy campaigns, including the award-winning WTFP?! video and social media campaign; designed UI for data analysis software; created interactive media and videos; designed, produced, and disseminated print materials such as annual reports, infographics, medical training materials, etc.; managed branding and intellectual property issues globally; and more. Before EngenderHealth, Tor worked as a designer and director at startups and marketing agencies in New York City. Tor earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design, where he studied data visualization, game design, and UI/UX issues. WSU’s Daily Evergreen also profiled Tor in 2019.


Tor designed and/or art directed materials that earned:

  • 9 awards in Graphic Design, Web Design, and Inhouse Design, from Graphic Design USA
  • Platinum AVA Digital Award from Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
  • One Award (Video) and two Honorable Mentions (Social Media, Marketing) from Nonprofit PR Awards
  • Honorable Mention for Social Good, from Shorty Awards

Courses Taught

DTC 101: Introduction to Digital Technology and Culture
DTC 201: Tools and Methods for Digital Technology
DTC 336: Multimedia Design
DTC 355: Multimedia Authoring
DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
DTC 478: Usability & Interface Design