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Daniel R. Smith  
Creative Director
Creative Director and graphic designer with extensive brand development, in-house design, and non-profit experience. Past projects have spanned from print, packaging, 3-D signage, identity, advertising, direct mail, to web design.
career experience

starbucks coffee company, april 2007 - present
creative manager
responsibilities: lead internal teams of designers and writers to conceptualize and produce internal starbucks promotions worldwide.

realogics, october 2006 - march 2007
creative director
responsibilities: art direction and design, brand and identity management for real estate-focused marketing firm. worked to refine a recently established in-house design group through management of creative staff and the founding of processes. lead in-house designers and outside firms to create and produce web content, print materials, and regional advertising campaigns for local property developers., august 2004 - december 2005
creative director
responsibilities: art direction and design, brand and identity management for national, on-line provider of consumer gift certificates and commercial rewards programs. worked to establish in-house design group, managed staff and established  processes. led both in-house designers and outside firms to create and produce web content, print materials, and both on- and off- line advertising campaigns.

experience music project, (emp/ december 1999 - august 2004
science fiction museum and hall of fame, (sfm/ december 2003 - august 2004
graphic design manager
responsibilities: art direction and design, brand and identity management for two interactive museums of popular culture. developed and maintained design direction for emp, a rock 'n' roll museum designed by frank gehry. my position grew to encompass the start-up and maintainence of a second museum in 2004, sfm, devoted to science fiction memorabilia. art directed teams of in-house designers and outside firms for both projects.

starbucks coffee company, august 1997 - december 1999
senior graphic designer
responsibilities: worked to establish current look and feel of starbucks collateral as part of the first wave of in-house designers hired. led creative teams of designers and writers. conceptualized and produced packaging and promotional design work for domestic and international markets.

nbbj, architecture & design, september 1994 - july 1997
graphic designer
client list includes: seattle mariners, empty space theatre, b. dalton, union bay, silicon graphics inc.

community work

cornish college of the arts, september - december 1999; september � december 2001
graphic design professor
responsibilities: promote and guide student development of design concept fundamentals 

center on contemporary art, march 1999 - august 2000
board member and marketing committee chair 
responsibilities: raise profile and refine visual identity of non-profit, publicly-funded, arts organization


university of washington, seattle, wa, graduated magna cum laude 1994
BFA graphic design, focus on typography, information design, and innovative conceptualization
BA general art, emphasis on photography, drawing, and art history


first place, american association of museums publications design competition, poster category, for annie leibovitz: american music poster, 2004

gold award, northwest design awards, american institute for graphic arts, seattle chapter, for empty space theatre poster, 1998

artist trust design fellowship grant, washington state arts commission, artist trust of washington state, award for excellence in the field of graphic design, 1996

international publications

one- & two- color graphics, pie books, japan, 1997

new typographics 2, pie books, japan, 1997

nbbj, master architect series, vol. ll, images publishing, australia, 1997

business card graphics, pie books, japan, 1996

one- two- & three color graphics, vol. 2, pie books, japan, 1996

national publications

print magazine, regional design annual, september - october 2001

re:bound,  juxtaposition design awards, aiga, seattle, 1999

the 19th 100 show annual, 1999

fresh ideas in limited budget design, north light books, 1998

creativity 26, the creativity annual, 1997

designed in seattle, sasquatch publishing, 1997

american corporate identity 12, 1996

print magazine, regional design annual, september - october 1996

how magazine, self-promotion annual, october 1996

alternative press, ill-literature, dave thompson, vol. 10, number 92, march 1996

plazm magazine, plazm reviews, niko courtelis, issue number 12, spring 1996; poetry section layout, issue 10, summer 1995

sculpture magazine, seattle, washington reviews, matthew kangas, 1994 northwest annual, center on contemporary art, may - june 1994

art & design news, 94�s best and brightest grads, diane brandt, may - june 1994
Daniel R. Smith
Creative Direction, Design
Print, Advertising
POST DATE: 08.21.2009
Seattle, WA
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