Published on February 28, 2019 by Ashley Smith  

Samford University School of the Arts 2018 December graduate Timia Lewis took home a silver ADDY at this year’s American Advertising Awards in Birmingham, Alabama. Lewis' motion graphic project “Pulaski at Night” received the award given by the Birmingham chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Professors Richard Dendy and Scott Fisk joined Lewis at the awards event. Lewis completed the project during her senior year as a student.

“Timia is a wonderful graphic designer and her ADDY award is a testament to her hard work and determination. I encouraged Timia to enter her work in the ADDYs because she has an amazing portfolio with lots of outstanding work in it,” Fisk said. “As a student she always put her full effort into every project. She truly loves the process of being a graphic designer and doing graphic design work.”

A Dothan, Alabama native, Lewis transferred to Samford when she decided to pursue graphic design. 

“The program was well-regarded and Samford helped me graduate with the new degree with only one extra semester,” she said. “The program is tough but the faculty push you to do your best out of love for the students.”  

After graduation, Timia started freelancing in the Birmingham community and continues to have steady work.  She plans to be an independent contractor and pursue clients with branding needs.  

Samford’s School of the Arts offers a variety of degrees in art, interior architecture, graphic design, music and theatre.  

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.