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.
In 1980 Woody Pirtle (2003 AIGA Medalist) formed Pirtle Design and later became the director of Pentagram. High-quality production was his trademark, which he achieved through close attention to details like paper and ink.
Section: Inspiration -
AIGA Medal, graphic design
Before the 2015 AIGA Design Conference, designers teamed up with a local design education non-profit, PlayBuild, to inspire kids and collaborate on a fun hands-on Design Challenge.
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Conference , Event, nonprofit, teaching, diversity, AIGA chapters, collaboration, Design for Good, AIGA Design Conference, Diversity and Inclusion, design educators, students
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