AIGA FELLOW: NAMED BY AIGA CINCINNATI, 2008
Tim Smith is principal and creative director of Tim Smith Design. He has held vice-president and director roles at some of the largest design firms in the United States, including FRCH Design Worldwide, RPA (now Fitch), marchFIRST and LPK. He has served as president of the AIGA Cincinnati chapter and the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA), as well as vice president of Art Center Dayton. He also served on the board of directors for AIGA Cincinnati for five years and the board of trustees for CSCA for four years—including one year as chairman. In addition, he has served on several volunteer committees and is currently president of the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Smith’s work has won many national, regional and local awards and has been published in several leading design and business publications including Graphis, I.D., Print, HOW and BusinessWeek, and was featured as one of the “People to Watch in 1999” by Graphic Design USA. He has served as a juror for national and regional design competitions and has authored and contributed to articles on design.
Smith's clients have included Apple, BlackBerry, BMW, Charles Schwab, Citibank, Chrysler, Disney, Franklin Covey, General Electric, Hallmark, Harley-Davidson, IBM, Kodak, Lego, Microsoft, Polaroid, Procter & Gamble, Target, Tiffany & Co. and Volkswagen.
Smith has taught or lectured at several colleges and universities, including his alma mater, the Columbus College of Art & Design where he graduated as Outstanding Senior.