CD Austin is principally owned and operated by Codie Smith. Codie’s 25-year career is founded on building and maintaining brands and public identities.
He began this company as a high schooler and maintained it as a side business until 2007, when he incorporated and made CD Austin his primary focus. From the mid 90s until 2007, he earned a degree in communication design and held full-time positions as a graphic designer with a number of large firms, producing work for global audiences.
Codie is a plug-and-play team member with focused communication abilities, and the experience and intuition to distill a brand’s DNA and purpose it for any media. He has years of practical, hands-on history with nearly every aspect of marketing communications: Graphic design, branding and brand standards, photography, printed collateral, web, mobile, HTML email, onscreen presentations, large format, advertising, trade shows, social media, apparel, and giveaways.
Need something we don’t offer in-house? Codie works with a network of professionals who can offer nearly any service related to public messaging. This might include app development, architects, interiors, event planning, copywriting, cinematography, or strategy. Additionally, Codie has relationships with printers, sign shops and corporate gift brokers in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Codie actively speaks to student and professional groups, and regularly teaches courses in team development, leadership, conflict management and communications. He is an Eagle Scout and heavily involved in today’s Scouting program at the local and regional levels, often leading teams of youth and adults in Scouting’s communication efforts.