Chief Creative Officer
1953 - 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce the loss of a great friend and a great man. Many a cowboy has ridden off into the sunset, but we know for Mark Smith, he’d prefer to drive off in his Porsche with a joke and a smile. We will miss you at the ranch.
Mark brings the depth and experience of over 35 years in the design business to bear on every project. His powerful work has guided and shaped many of the brands that grace the national landscape, delivering impressive work for such names as Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Advisors), SunTrust Educational Loans, AMF Bowling Worldwide, Wrangler, United States Virgin Island tourism, Thomasville, Castrol, Quiznos, as well as for our own community with the Richmond Forum, Maymont and Hourigan Construction. If you travel around Richmond and even across the country, chances are you’ll find a Mark Smith design.
Mark is known for his thoughtful approach in creating brands that are as effective in differentiating clients from their competitors as they are in achieving their marketing goals. In addition to a degree in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, Mark draws on creative skills learned from years of formal training outside the classroom under two internationally recognized painters.
cSs Tales: A keen competitor, whether it’s pushing a high performance car to its limits on a racetrack, or trying to outsmart a wild trout in Montana, Mark’s passion for winning translates to every circle S client. (Because he hates to lose.)