Virgil Scott’s professional graphic design career has been based in Dallas for 30 years where he has functioned as a partner, owner and creative director in various creative design environments. Forming Scott Design in 1990, Scott has created niches in designing restaurant collateral programs, consumer and business to business solutions for commercial real estate clients, and identity programs for national and international entertainment and hospitality venues. Scott has been a consistent recipient of both local and national design awards being recognized by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Print Magazine, and Communication Arts Magazine among others.
Scott is a Professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce, teaching in the Communication Design program at the Universities Center at Dallas campus. He teaches typography, design, and creative methodologies classes in both the undergraduate, and graduate programs. Scott has created, authored, and implemented the current MFA/MBA Visual Communication program, and serves as graduate coordinator.
Scott’s current letterpress print work is based on re-purposing vintage letterpress equipment as a modern-day creative tool of expression. Scott and his wife Kim Neiman operate a letterpress studio, Studio 204, where they design and print limited edition posters on a 1949 Vandercook letterpress, as well an 1898 Chandler Price platen press. They utilize vintage wood type, metal type, and hand-carved linoleum block images to create work for commercial clients, retail stores, and public gallery exhibitions.