Sam Shelton Principal, KINETIK Sam Shelton is a designer, educator, and business strategist. He is a founding partner of KINETIK, a design firm in Washington, DC. Since 1988, Sam’s strong belief in the power of design as a strategic force for good has guided the firm’s path in a changing world. His passion is evident in the projects he directs as well as his commitment to design education and AIGA, the professional association for design. He is a past AIGA National Board member as well as a past Board member and President of the Washington, DC Chapter. Sam is an adjunct faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design where he leads the department's Design Ignites Change initiative, and has served in various strategic and educator capacities for multiple design programs in the DC area. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2006, Sam was presented with the AIGA Fellow award, recognizing his significant contributions to the design community.