Mark D. Smith

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Bio

Mark Smith received a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and worked as a graphic designer in New York City for 10 years before moving to Maine in 1988.

 

In NYC he studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts and worked for a number of world famous design firms including Chermayeff & Geismar. He has instructed graphic design courses at the Maine College of Art.

 

Mark is a member of AIGA, and produced the AIGA Maine Annual Exhibit in 2010 and 2011 - an exhibit of Maine’s top designers.

In his free time he enjoys being at home with his family, and is fan of art, music, nature, cooking, and Cutler, Maine. Some of his personal artwork can be found at the online gallery – Zatista.

  • Mark David Smith commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1615"

    The fundamentals are the same - light and color, form and space, drawing, composition, etc., that's why the confusion. Whether it's design or art is determined by the market in which the skills are being performed. Creating a website - DESIGN. Work installed in an art gallery - ART. With that said obviously the artist has the freedom to write his or her own narrative in fine art. Design requires a set of rules and standards set by the client and the target market.

  • Mark David Smith commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1615"

    The fundamentals are the same - light and color, form and space, drawing, composition, etc., that's why the confusion. Whether it's design or art is determined by the market in which the skills are being performed. Creating a website - DESIGN. Work installed in an art gallery - ART. With that said obviously the artist has the freedom to write his or her own narrative in fine art. Design requires a set of rules and standards set by the client and the target market.

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