Sam Shelton is a designer, educator, and business strategist. He is a founding partner of KINETIK, a design firm in Washington, DC. Since 1988, Sam’s strong belief in the power of design as a strategic force for good has steered KINETIK’s path in a changing world. His passion shows in the projects he directs as well as his commitment to design education and AIGA, the professional association for design. He is a past AIGA National Board member as well as a past Board member and President of the Washington, DC Chapter. Sam is an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran Museum College of Art and Design, a former adjunct faculty member at The American University, and a former member of the design curriculum advisory committee for Communication Design at the Alexandria campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2006, Sam was presented with the AIGA Fellow award, recognizing his significant contributions to the design community.