Justin Childress is a Texas-based graphic designer, writer, and design educator. He is a Creative Director and partner at Switch, a friendly branding and interactive design studio with offices in Dallas and Oklahoma City. He received his BFA in communication design from TCU and his MFA from Texas A&M University-Commerce, where his thesis work explored how interactive tools can influence hazard projection and route planning by cyclists who depend on bike-specific roadways. His design work has been recognized by AIGA, Print Magazine, Princeton Architectural Press and DSVC among others, and he is a frequent speaker on the future of curiosity-driven design in a disillusioned visual culture. From 2016-2017, Justin served as Designer in Residence for SMU's Master of Arts in Design and Innovation graduate program, and in 2017 he joined MADI's lecturing faculty. He is a founding member of Offset TX, a Dallas-based architecture and design collective, and is the digital director of Deep Vellum Publishing, a literary non-profit. He is also an organizer of Creative Mornings Dallas, a monthly breakfast lecture series where everyone is welcome.
Justin lives in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas with his wife Christina and three kids. He spends his evenings reading books, playing really terrible speed chess, or watching soccer with his cat Nom Chompsky. He carries two passports, and likes them both.