David Smith

Assistant Professor

David Smith

School of Industrial + Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

219 Wallace Hall Phone: (334) 844-3387


MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
BFA in Graphic Design, Ringling College of Art and Design

David Smith’s graphic design career spans over 35 years. He’s worked on a wide array of client categories including banking, healthcare, technology, and communications. The bulk of those years were spent on branding, corporate communications, and advertising—often with well-known brands such as AT&T and Siemens. In 2010, after an award-winning career in advertising design, Smith made the transition into academics. As an assistant professor of graphic design at Auburn University he teaches courses in interactive and graphic design. Prior to coming to Auburn in 2017, he taught at Jacksonville University for seven years.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Graphic Design for underserved populations, Design Thinking, User Interface Design, User Experience Design