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Grant Smith is one of the three founding principals of ThoughtForm
Inc., a noted design firm in Pittsburgh. Smith operated his own design
and consulting business for three years before joining Reed Agnew and
Don Moyer to form Agnew Moyer Smith, Inc., in 1980. The firm changed its
name to ThoughtForm Inc. on its 25th anniversary.
Smith met his future business partners while working at the newly
formed Corporate Design Center at Westinghouse. As its first manager of
graphic design, Smith and his staff had corporate-wide responsibility
for upgrading all facets of Westinghouse’s visual image. Under Smith’s
direction, the company made major strides in fully implementing its
complex corporate identity program and in upgrading the design of most
Smith started his career as manager of the art department for
Lambert-Huffman Publishers. Additional experience eventually led him to
Unimark International, one of the largest and most successful design
firms operating in the 1960s. As a senior designer at Unimark, Smith
worked on major programs such as corporate identity manuals for Ford
Motor Company and Teledyne, Inc., as well as brochures, catalogues and
magazines. The Unimark experience helped develop a personal commitment
to quality that has characterized his work ever since. Following his
experience at Unimark, Smith served as art director of HIS
magazine, an award-winning publication of the InterVarsity Christian
Smith graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree
in industrial design. Having worked his way through college with a job
in a print shop, he acquired a love and knowledge of graphic design,
which became the foundation of his career. He remains interested and
involved in three-dimensional and structural design issues.
Based on recent analysis of the U.S. Census conducted by the NEA, designers make up the largest segment of the
creative community in the United States.
Section: About AIGA -
AIGA Insight, Census
Game designer Nicole Lazzaro explores how certain feelings create dynamic engagement, and explains how designers can tap into deeper emotional experiences using the “Four Keys to Fun” at “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference.”
Section: Inspiration -
In conjunction with AIGA’s “50 Books/ 50 Covers of 2010” exhibition, Barbara deWilde and Tony Chu designed WhatTheBook.org, an online space for people to express their feelings—both excitement and unease—about the changing form of books.
Section: Inspiration -
book design, interaction design, Exhibition
Learn more about the jurors’ thoughts on this 2013 “Justified” selection.
Section: Why Design -
The Bold Italic
New positions on AIGA Design Jobs: Gensler in Seattle, Two Twelve in NYC, Axiom in Houston & L7 Creative in San Diego http://t.co/zdGIV2kumC
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St. Vincent/Tortoise concert posters
AIGA Design Legends Gala Program
Paris & 3 Glasses