Published on December 2, 2015  
Scott Fisk

Scott Fisk, professor and chair of Samford University’s Department of Visual Arts, won the 2015 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design. This award is given to recognize, encourage and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their creative work demonstrated through exhibitions and presentations.

SECAC 2015 Awards Committee members reviewed, scored and commented on all nomination materials, including a CV and portfolio, individually. Then, scores were tallied, and cumulative ratings and comments were returned to Award Committee members. Through discussion of these results, winners for this year’s awards emerged. Fisk was announced as the winner at the awards ceremony in Pittsburgh.

Committee members noted Fisk “presented a good mix” of freelance work “ranging from analog to digital media,” from “handmade prints, posters and cards to tech-savvy creations in web design and mobile apps.” They also noted his record of teaching graphic design at Samford University.

Fisk has served on the Samford faculty since 2001 and became department chair last year. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and with an M.F.A. in computer art from Memphis College of Art. His work has been featured on major television networks in the United States, Australia and Japan, and as part of permanent collections in numerous galleries and museums, including the U.S. National Archives.

Fisk also served as an Army Reserve photojournalist in Iraq. He was selected as a Road Scholar by the Alabama Humanities Organization, and currently serves as a board member and educational chair for the Birmingham chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.