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1809 Glenwick Drive
Plano, TX 75075

Company Name

Art Simmons Design

Company Type






Graphis Archives

Biography/Work Experience

Arthur Simmons has a 40+ year career in Advertising and Design. A graduate of SMU in Dallas with a degree in Graphic Design led Art to a job at Read Poland Public Relations in Dallas. Art moved on to Art Center College of Design and received his Bachelor of Fine art from Art Center, dual majoring in Advertising and Graphic Design. After graduation, Art began his career at Glenn Bozell and Jacobs as an Art Director. In 4 years he assumed the Associate Creative Director position and became one of the youngest Vice Presidents in the company. He was recruited to Tracy Locke to assume VP of Design of the company. After 5 years at TL, Art assumed VP, Creative Director at McCann Erickson and supervised the Beech Aircraft and Six Flags accounts. Art left McCann to co-found HarrisonSimmons, a full service agency in Dallas with partner Harry Harrison. While the agency created advertising, Art never lost his Design roots, creating 18 consecutive Annual Reports for The Associates and Annual Reports for Halliburton, Kimberly-Clarke, and Lone Star Steel. Art and Harry sold the agency and Art formed Apogee Design, a design consultancy in 2010. Art has been in brand consulting, brand identity, and marketing since then. In 2021, Apogee gave way to ArtSimmons design. ■ Art has direct experience with a multitude of consumer and business advertising accounts including Zales, Gordons, Cessna Aircraft, Beech Aircraft, American Airlines, Halliburton, The Western Company, Greyhound, Trailways, Holiday Inns Worldwide, Exxon, Exxon-Mobil, Coca Cola, Texas Instruments, Zona Energy, CTJ Energy, BizNet Software, 7-11 worldwide, Frito-Lay and ADS Action Eyewear to name a few. ■ Art served on the Boards of Ronald McDonald House, Dallas Museum of Natural History, AIGA Texas, and The Dallas Society of Visual Communications. Creative awards and recognition include Dallas Society of Visual Communications, AIGA, Graphis Design, Graphis Photography, Communication Arts, Dallas Advertising League, Southwest Advertising League and Southern Creativity Show. ■ Art and his wife Nancy live in Plano, Texas. They travel the world on adventures and collect local indigenous art. Art travels extensively for golf in the US and Mexico, and enjoys skiing in the winter and the beaches of California and Mexico in the summer and fall.