About Paul Howell

Paul learned everything he knows about graphic design in the Navy. Not really, but it’s fun to point out that he printed his first design at the age of 15, working as an intern in the design studio of the U.S. Navy’s Department of Morale, Welfare and Recreation on the U.S. Naval Air Station Roosevelt Roads in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. He’s come a long way since then, earning a BFA with honors from Arizona State University’s graphic design program and working with some of the Southwest’s most respected design firms and advertising agencies.

Paul has served on the Executive Boards of Directors of Junior Fulfillment and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Arizona Chapter, and as an adjunct professor teaching Corporate Identity, the History of Graphic Design, Letterform, Typography, and Senior capstone and studio classes at Arizona State University. Paul is a member of the AIGA, the Type Director’s Club (TDC), The One Club, and the Society for Experiential Design (SEGD).

His creative work has resulted in a steady stream of success for his clients and has garnered over 100 advertising and design awards—most notably: the One Show, Graphis, numerous gold, silver and bronze Addy Awards, AIGA PRISMA Awards, Best of Show in the MMA Awards and a gold CASE Gold Design Award for publication design. His work has been recognized in leading creative publications, including HOW Magazine, Print Magazine, Retail Ad World, American Corporate Identity 12, American Corporate Identity 17, The AIGA Guide to Education, Graphis Logo 9, The One Show (Vol. 24), the 2017 LogoLounge Logo Trend ReportLogoLounge Vol. 10 and LogoLounge Vol. 11.

Paul has created work for national and international clients across a wide variety of industries. He has considerable experience in a number of sectors including education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, real estate, and technology. After eight years working as a designer, art director, creative director, and mentor, Paul formed his design studio in 2001.