Tim Smith is principal and creative director of Tim Smith Design. He has held vice-president and director level positions at some of the largest design firms in the United States, including FRCH Design Worldwide, RPA (now Fitch), marchFIRST and LPK. In 2008, Tim was named a Fellow by AIGA, the Professional Association for Design, recognizing designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. He has served as president of the AIGA Cincinnati chapter and the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts.
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. In 1999, he was featured as one of the “People to Watch” by Graphic Design USA. He has served as a juror for international, national and regional design competitions and has authored and contributed to articles on design.
Client engagements have included Apple, BlackBerry, BMW, Charles Schwab, Chrysler, Disney, General Electric, Hallmark, Harley-Davidson, IBM, ILORI, Kodak, Lego, LensCrafters, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Sunglass Hut, Target, Tiffany & Co. and Volkswagen.
He 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.