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APSU visiting artist lecture series to feature national graphic designer

 CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will continue its Visiting Artist Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 with nationally-recognized graphic designer Andrew Smith. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in room 401 of the Trahern Building.

 CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will continue its Visiting Artist Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 with nationally-recognized graphic designer Andrew Smith. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in room 401 of the Trahern Building.

Smith, also known as ‘ampersandrew,’ was recently named lead designer for IBM in Austin, Texas. Prior to this appointment, he was an associate creative designer for Team Detroit and senior designer for pushtwentytwo. He has worked on national campaigns for Ford Mustang, Ford Transit, Ford Focus ST, Lincoln MKZ, Ellie Herring, 1xRUN, IMU and many more. He has vast experience in branding, marketing, hand lettering, motion graphics, photography, web design and art direction.

Smith will be talking about his experience as a designer, highlighting some of his work, and discussing what it takes to make it in the design field. Prior to his lecture, he will conduct several workshops, along with a colleague from IBM, with APSU graphic design students.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students to work with Andrew Smith,” Barry Jones, chair of the APSU Department of Art and Design, said. “These workshops will give our students experience in working with a nationally-recognized designer, and we are pleased to be able to bring him to APSU.”

For more information on this lecture, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at dickinsm@apsu.edu.