The 2008 Baltic Group guest professorship this year went to the Danish industrial designer Anders Smith.
Anders Smith graduated from the Industrial Design department at the Royal Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen in 1988 and soon after started the Danish design office Kontrapunkt, where he was a partner until 1998
In 1997 he was employed as Senior Industrial Designer at Philips Design in Eindhoven. This was the beginning of a six-year career at Philips, which included leadership positions in France, Hong Kong and USA.
In 2004 he returned to Danmark to start his own design consultancy working primarily with Strategic Design. He has a number of international clients including Novo Nordisk and Samsung Electronics.
Anders Smith will be serving as a guest professor during 2008, primarily working with the Department of Advanced Product Design and a Strategic Design project for Bang & Olufsen. He is also lecturing and teaching at the other programs at the Institute of Design, as well as serving as a degree examiner.
The Institute of Design expresses great thanks to the Baltic Group for their support in this appointment.