In 1985, Shalmir Tippit Johnston joined HKS Architects, a Dallas, Texas-based architecture firm. As the firm's in-house graphic designer, she produced marketing and exhibit materials for its three U.S. offices. Today, HKS is a leading architectural design firm with 25 U.S. and international offices, and with project
experience across the US and in 54 countries. The firm's creative services studio GrafxLab is lead by Johnston and includes a team of five exceptionally talented designers with
diverse capabilities and skill-sets. The studio is charged with brand direction and management for all HKS print and electronic communications, exhibits, and special events, resulting in award-winning creative solutions. GrafxLab also produces creative materials for HKS clients and consultants. In the past six years, GrafxLab has been honored with 38 design awards and commendations.
In this economic downturn, name one thing you have done to weather the tough times.
Exceed our clients' expectations of design and delivery.
If you weren't a designer, what would you be?
A Prosecuting Attorney
What's the one thing ALWAYS in your bag that you never leave home without?
If you could spend 15 minutes talking to any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
God (for obvious reasons)
ONE THING I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IS The joy my husband and daughter bring.
FAVORITE TV SHOWS
FAVORITE MUSIC, BAND, SONG
STRENGTH & WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER
NEW YEARS' RESOLUTIONS
Address each day with a renewed sense of the truly important things in life: health, family, friends, home, hope, and the opportunity to work in a field where I live my passion each day.