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 in Dallas, where he works with a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals and non-profits to startups and national brands. 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, the ADDYS and DSVC among others, and he is a semi-regular speaker on the future of curiosity-driven design in a disillusioned visual culture. Currently, Justin is Designer in Residence and a visiting lecturer for SMU's Master of Arts in Design and Innovation graduate program. He is also an organizer of Creative Mornings DFW, 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’s funnier on Twitter than this bio would probably lead you to believe.