KEN SMITH who lives and works in Southwest Virginia is a native of the great state of Tennessee, and is an avid history buff, illustrator, artist, reenactor, living historian, and college professor.
Smith has over 30 years experience in Graphic Design, as a publication designer, magazine & book art director, and the co-owner of a design firm specializing in branding and identity design and custom publications. He currently teaches Graphic Design at Radford University in Southwest Virginia.
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, Graphis, Communication Arts and Print magazine. He was formerly Design Director/Vice President at Whittle Communications, and co-founder and Creative Director of Media South in Knoxville, Tennessee.
He is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Coast Guard Art Program as well as the Garrison of Fort Loudoun and the 151e Régiment d’Infanterie de Ligne, a World War One living history group depicting the French soldier in the Great War.
Smith holds a BFA (painting) from the University of Tennessee, an MA (illustration) from Syracuse University and an MFA (illustration) from the University of Hartford, and is currently Associate Professor of Art at Radford University.