Paul Booth

Paul Booth
Professor of Art and Design


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Communication design
  • Typography
  • Poster Design


  • Master of Fine Arts, Communication Design, University of North Texas, 2006
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design, Texas Tech University, 1999


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About Paul Booth

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 College, he runs a design firm, Paul Booth Designs, which serves nonprofit organizations to promote environmental issues. Before joining the College, Mr. Booth taught at Central Washington University and the University of North Texas.

Mr. Booth has led students on Innovative Month programs in Europe over the last ten years. He founded the Fort Lewis College student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and mentors many students' design projects in and outside the College.

Mr. Booth has received numerous awards for his posters and print advertising, including the Communicator Awards (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), International Design Awards (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021) and the Annual London International Creative Competition (2020, 2021).


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 yearly 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 world's largest awards programs of its kind, 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

Selected publications and presentations

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