The Department of Art and Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to continue it Visiting Artist Lecture Series with nationally recognized graphic designer, Andrew Smith.
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, ampersandrew will be conducting 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. 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”, states Barry Jones, chair of the Department of Art and Design.
The lecture will take place Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in room 401 of the Trahern Building, and is free and open to the public.
For more information on this lecture, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at email@example.com.