As CREATIVE DIRECTOR and PROJECT MANAGER of Don Morris Design (DMD), Don Morris tackles a wide variety of projects for a diverse client list. He breaks down complexity by finding simple, memorable solutions that express his client’s essential mission. An accomplished storyteller versed in all media, Don’s launched and rebranded companies, designed three film festivals and numerous events, helped start up restaurants, redesigned and launched many high profile magazines, launched and rebranded websites, launched products, art directed books, and created successful marketing campaigns.
Don’s mastered all facets of the design process—strategizing the market, pitching innovative ideas, creating multi-platform solutions, leading and inspiring teams, communicating clearly, constructing timelines and budgets, executing accurately, and training completely. His creative and management success has fostered many long-term relationships with clients like American Express, A&E Network, AARP, Bloomberg L.P., Cisco, Hearst Corporation, Little, Brown and Company, Nickelodeon, Scholastic.com, Shake Shack, Sundance, Time Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and Zappos.com.
Don Morris has won numerous awards from The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), The Art Director’s Club, Communication Arts, The Type Director’s Club, and The James Beard Foundation. He’s won The National Magazine Award twice, and has won many awards from the Society of Publication Designers (SPD). Don frequently judges The National Magazine Awards for The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), SPD’s annual design, photography, and illustration competitions, and The James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards.
Don has taught art direction and design at Parsons School of Design and School of Visual Arts.