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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
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.
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Section: Inspiration -
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web design, networking, Voice
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Section: Tools and Resources -
branding, design research, identity design, in-house design, product design, INitiative
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