Mr. Jack Summerford

Member Type Non-member
Bio Jack Summerford founded Summerford Design, Inc. in 1978 after thirteen years with other design and advertising firms, eight of which were with Stan Richards and Associates / The Richards Group. He studied design at Washington University in Saint Louis, graduating from there in 1965. His work has been represented in the top design shows and trade publications, many design books and is included in the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, Brandenburgische Kunstammlugen Cottbus (Germany) and Musée de la Poste (Paris). Currently, Jack?s work is divided into design, mentoring and teaching (including mentoring at other design firms), and writing. He has written essays for Communication Arts, Graphis, Corporate Annual Report Newsletter (CARN) and is currently working on several personal writing projects. He has served the design community as a director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts at the national level and was a Founding Director of the first Texas Chapter of the AIGA. He is a past president and director of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications and recipient of that organization?s lifetime achievement award, The Golden Egg. Most recently Jack has served on the American Institute of Graphic Arts Medalist Committee. Steven Heller has said, "Jack Summerford is ostensibly a traditionalist whose work - though often underscored by humor - builds upon the basic tenets of modern design, while not always representing the old school approach".