Advertising and marketing services agency SmithGifford announced that Paul Wind has rejoined the agency as Senior Art Director.

Wind initially worked at SmithGifford for more than two years as a graphic designer before leaving the agency in July 2012.  He later worked as an art director at Havit Advertising in Arlington, VA, and most recently as a senior art director at Subject Matter in Washington, D.C.

“We always welcome boomerang staff back and I’m very happy to announce that Paul has decided to return to the SmithGifford fold,” agency Founder-CEO Matt Smith said in making the announcement.  “He’s a terrific talent who’s going to make significant contributions to our already strong creative team.  We’re lucky to have him back.”

Wind’s special expertise is ad campaigns for clients in the transportation industry, among others.  During his career he has worked on accounts for automotive clients, a freight rail association, and an airline association.  His work also can be seen in ad campaigns for Comcast, Nestlé, McDonald’s, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, National Apartments Association, National Multifamily Housing Council, Association of American Railroads, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

A native of the metro-Washington, D.C., area, Wind earned a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design and a B.A. degree in English from James Madison University.

SmithGifford, a creatively owned, Falls Church, VA-based agency, came into the world in 2002, started by much-awarded advertising veterans looking to do outstanding work without conglomerate compromise. Specializing in strategic, integrated creative, branding and advertising, SmithGifford, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, excels at developing messaging meant to be experienced, and not just seen. The agency’s culture of good work, good people makes it a destination for a range of national and local clients from healthcare, nonprofit, retail, tech and manufacturing.

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