David Smith is the current President of IADT. His role entails strategic leadership and direction, development of the Institute as well as representing IADT at national and international level.
|“Design Futures” David Smith & Hilary Kenna, in Campaign Journal Issue 12, ICAD||2016|
|Developing Citizen Designers, Elisabeth Resnick (ed), David Smith (contributor), Bloomsbury Academic||2016|
|First Choice Volume 4, Ken Cato (ed), David Smith (contributor), Images Publishing||2016|
|Spin 360º, Tony Brook (ed), Adrian Shaugnessy (ed), David Smith (contributor), Unit Editions||2015|
|One by One, Jian Ping He (ed), David Smith (contributor), Hesign Publishing||2012|
My design work has been exhibited nationally and internationally over the last fifteen years. Selected works are held in the Poster Collection of the Museum for Gestaltung in Zurich; NIVAL – the National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin; the Slovak Design Centre, Bratislava; the collection of the University College Cork, Library.
|I Love Seoul Poster Exhibition @ DDP, Designer’s Lounge, Seoul, South Korea||2016|
|Typeset, Image Now Gallery, Dublin||2016|
|AGI International Poster Exhibition, Museu da Língua Portuguesa, Sao Paulo, Brazil||2014|
|OFFSET, Design Conference, Bord Gais Theatre – “Designing Designers” IADT x IBM Design – exploring future needs of Design Education for Enterprise level organisations. ||2016|
|AGI v DPP, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul Korea – public lecture on studio practice.||2016|
|Innocrafts Design Intelligence, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny – lecture on Design Intelligence as evidenced in studio practice.||2013|
|Department of Design, George Brown College, Toronto CA, – Atelier Projects 2001–2012||2013|
|Glucksman Gallery, UCC, – Perspectives Lecture Series, On the influence of Josef Albers||2012|
Awards & Achievements
I am the founder and principal of Atelier Projects an independent design practice. The studio is among the most decorated and awarded Irish design practices with numerous national awards and international recognition.
|AIGA & Design Observer 50 Books/ 50 Covers, American Institute of Graphic Arts selection of best book designs in the world.||2013 and 2015|
|Institute of Creative Advertising and Design Annual Awards. Multiple Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards||2003 — 2015|
| Institute of Designers in Ireland Design Awards EYE Award for Visual Communications — Corporate Identity||2015|
|Institute of Designers in Ireland Design Awards EYE Award for Design Education||2015|
|Institute of Designers in Ireland Design Awards EYE Award for Visual Communications — Logo Design||2015|
I am a committed advocate for Irish Design and through my role here at IADT and the output of my studio practice I have contributed greatly to the enhanced reputation of Irish graphic design over the last decade.
I was on the steering group and advisory panel for the year of Irish Design 2015; and more recently have been an advisor and contributor to the National Strategy for Design.Institute of Creative Advertising and Design Annual Awards
In 2012 I co-founded the 100Archive (www.100archive.com) to record and capture the history and practices of Irish graphic design.
I am a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (www.a-g-i.org) and currently hold an Executive role with the organisation.