BFA, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology
Adam Smith is an Associate Professor and the undergraduate director of the New Media Design (NMD), BFA and graduate director of the Visual Communication Design, MFA programs in the School of Design at RIT. With 18 years of academic experience coupled with over 15 years of consulting and corporate work in multimedia, e-learning, interactive, web, mobile and UX design, Adam brings a unique and diverse educational and professional expertise to user experience and visual design across digital devices and displays. Adam has helped establish national recognition and award-winning work through integrating industry partnerships, research projects and collaborations with regional and national brands and students. As a member of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature interdisciplinary research area within RIT, Adam engages undergraduate and graduate design students with biomedical and technology researchers from across campus. Through ongoing engagements and pedagogical investigation, the integration of design education across interdisciplinary environments is at the core of Adam’s research and teaching.
In the News
March 6, 2020
Gordon Field House abuzz with talent for 15th annual Creative Industry Day
Creative Industry Day drew an impressive array of talent seekers from the likes of The Walt Disney Co., Forbes Media and Procter & Gamble anxiously looking to meet with RIT students in a career-fair setting inside Gordon Field House yesterday.
March 4, 2020
Imagine RIT gives students a stage
The annual festival, now in its 13th year, is a showcase day for RIT. But Imagine RIT isn’t just a one-day celebration. Every day, RIT students, faculty and staff are working to pair technology, art and design in ways that move the world forward.
August 16, 2019
RIT designers honored as 'Top Talents' in global Adobe Awards
Dozens of students and recent alumni were recognized for their design excellence in the global competition.
Article: Collaborative Ed at RIT
Read how RIT's approach to cross-discipline education is helping students create innovative interactive and digital solutions.
This project is an example of interactive design for a social networking desktop application.