Ken Smith, M.F.A.


Graphic Design, Associate Professor

B.F.A., University of Tennessee
M.A., Syracuse University
M.F.A., University of Hartford


Ken Smith, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, is a native of the great state of Tennessee, and is a designer, illustrator, and avid history buff.

Smith was formerly Design Director/Vice President at Whittle Communications in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he designed and developed magazines, books, posters and various other media properties. He was co-founder and Creative Director of Media South, a design and marketing firm, also in Knoxville, specializing in editorial media and corporate branding.

Work that Smith has designed, art directed or illustrated has appeared in the Print Regional Design Annual, New York Art Director's Club, Society of Illustrators and Society of Publication Designers annuals, Communication Arts, Graphis, and Print magazine.

Smith is a current or former member of the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Publication Designers, the AIGA, the Salmagundi Club and the Coast Guard Art Program, where he has won the prestigious George Grey Award of Artistic Excellence on three separate occasions.

His paintings and illustrations are featured at both the East Tennessee Historical Society and the McClung Museum in Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as at Fort Loudoun State Historic Area museum in Vonore, Tennessee.

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