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Paul Booth is the chair and a professor of Art & Design at Fort Lewis College. He joined the college in 2007 and helped establish the department’s graphic design program. Mr. Booth brings a background in agency work to Fort Lewis, having started his career working for large design firms in Dallas, Texas. Outside of Fort Lewis, he runs a design firm, Paul Booth Designs, which serves nonprofit organizations to promote environmental issues. Prior to joining Fort Lewis, Mr. Booth taught at Central Washington University and the University of North Texas. He has presented papers around the world at conferences such as the International Technology, Education and Development Conference, the International Conference on the Arts in Society and the One Voice International Conference and Forum. He designs posters and prints for various nonprofit organizations and causes. Mr. Booth has led students on Innovative Month programs to study topics such as propaganda art in Germany and the Czech Republic and art and philosophy in Italy. He founded the Fort Lewis student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and mentors many students’ design projects in and outside of the college.
Mr. Booth has received numerous awards for his posters and print advertising, including the Communicator Awards (2015, 2012, 2011) and the International Design Awards (2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008).
Paul Booth receives Award of Distinction from the 2015 Communicator Awards
Fort Lewis College Department of Art & Design faculty member Paul Booth has received the 2015 Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program recognizing “big ideas in marketing and communications.”
About the award
Mr. Booth’s award-winning piece was an environmental poster titled “Tradition?” created for his client, eco-VOICE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental issues. The poster raises awareness about the ethics, logic and ecological impact of growing and cutting down trees each year in the name of the Christmas tradition.
The Communicator Awards program receives more than 6,000 entries from agencies and companies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards programs of its kind in the world. The program is judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.
Mr. Booth explains the award
“As a designer, I have worked for the last decade to promote environmental issues and create posters that resonate with people hoping to change people’s environmental habits.”
International Design Awards portfolio
Graphis Competition annual winners portfolio, 2012
Saving the World and Winning Awards, University of North Texas Communication Design Blog, 2009
CFE 39 Runner Up, Graphic Design Professional, Creative Quarterly, 2015
In May 2018, 11 Art students traveled to Greece with Art & Design Professor Paul Booth to experience ancient culture first hand for his European Art & Culture course.
International Design Awards publication, Bronze, Professional Print Posters Category, 2013
Print Regional Design Annual, “Air Pollution” Posters (three), 2012
Sixth International Technology, Education and Development Conference, "Brainstorming-Process Methodologies for all Artists," Valencia, Spain, 2012
Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, “Methodologies for All Artists: Brainstorming-Process,” Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2012
International Design Awards publication, Silver, Professional Print Advertising Category, 2007
The One Voice International Collection of Scholarly Works, 2011
One Voice International Conference and Forum, “Moral Esthetics and Ethics of Art: Graphic Design with a Purpose” San Diego, CA, 2010