Career highlights

Alan Lidji's career in advertising and communications design has spanned more than 35 years as a creative director, designer, writer and teacher. He is a past president of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC) and the 2012 recipient of the Golden Egg, the DSVC's highest honor for lifetime achievement in visual communications. His work has been recognized internationally by Communications Arts, Graphis Packaging, the New York Art Directors Club, the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles, The Dallas Society of Visual Communications, The Houston Art Directors Club, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Adweek’s “King of the Road," Print Casebooks and Design in Texas, A Retrospective.

His posters are included in the permanent collection of the United States Library of Congress and the Hiroshima Museum of Art. Lidji studied graphic design with acclaimed poster designers John Sorbie and Philip Risbeck at Colorado State University and with Milton Glaser at School of Visual Arts in New York.

  • Adjunct professor
  • SMU Temerlin Institute of Advertising
  • January 2016 – Present
  • Principal
  • Lidji Design Office
  • June 1988 – Present
  • Visiting lecturer in visual communications
  • Texas Christian University
  • 2009 – 2012
  • Adjunct professor of visual communications
  • Texas A&M University/Commerce
  • January 2000 – June 2000
  • Adjunct professor of visual communications
  • Texas Christian University
  • 1993 – 1997