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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.
We’ve all heard the joke about a client saying that their nephew could just make them a logo—but we’re also wary of the idea of certifying designers. I’ll agree that a certification isn’t inherently valuable—you need to have the work to back it up. I believe that AIGA is best positioned to certify designers. But what would that look like?
Section: Tools and Resources
More at designandviolence.moma.org
"The Crisis of Credit Visualized" (2008), an animation designed by Jonathan Jarvis to explain the global economic crisis (and part of the AIGA Design Archives), has been featured on "Design and Violence," MoMA's experimental online curatorial project spearheaded by Paola Antonelli. Selected by the project curators, Jarvis' work is described by Gillian Tett of the Financial Times and intended as a prompt for public discussion on the site.
Section: Inspiration -
information design, graphic design, animation
Why are the typefaces that flash behind George Bush to underscore his major policy talks so BAD? Heller suggests that Karl Rove may be a great strategist, but he's a terrible type consultant. Could this be why he lost his job?
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interview, Voice, election design
Are graphic design students learning all they need in three or four years? Heller says absolutely not!
Section: Inspiration -
professional development, Voice, college
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Thoughts? RT @peterme: Never has digital design been in more demand. So why are many design agencies struggling? http://t.co/2tWbZ6F9Bg
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Balloting is closed and it’s official - I’m on the national board of @AIGAdesign! Is this what cloud 9 feels like?!?! #aigaconnect