I've been fortunate to have worked with so many creative, intelligent and interesting people in my life. Success can be described as how happy you are to do what is important to you each day. Design, Art & and Sports have been the motivating factors that have given me inspiration and the spirit for an exciting life. I've had the best jobs in the country - I've worked with great designers, the best artists, the strongest leaders I've had the best clients - the Big Ten Conference, Executive Sports, Physician Corporation of America, Golden Bear International, The PGA TOUR, Norwegian Cruiseline, Rockland Boulders, Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, Sunrise Theatre, Society for Marketing Advances, Denis Potvin Foundation, Nathaniel Pryor Reed, Leathered Pearls, Oak Harbor and Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club.
Kevin Blandon, Creative Director
IdeaBar Marketing + Media Agency
West Palm Beach, Florida
Walt, just wanted to send you a Huge thank you!! These boys - Daniel Sauceda, Tommy Kirkpatrick, Will Montoya, Will Dolan and myself are very grateful for all the teachings and advice you and your staff have given these guys. They are stand up men and unbelievable designers. Kudos to you and your team. As we grow I look forward to finding new and young artists from IRSC hungry to work and learn.
Barry Marsh, President
Treasure Coast AdFed - 4th District
American Advertising Federation
Walt Hines has made an indelible impression on his IRSC Digital Design Students for many years. It is evident from the tremendous amount of Gold ADDY Awards won by his students every year in the AAF American Advertising Awards competitions. Walt Hines has a passion for placing his students in top paying positions with advertising companies throughout the US which is unparalleled.
John Wilkes, Executive Director
Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts
Fort Pierce, Florida
My association with Mr. Hines as the Executive Director
of the Sunrise Theatre has been a most positive and rewarding relationship. This relationship is twofold: Walt has been a great contributor to the marketing plan, its implementation and the theatre's success since my arrival at the Sunrise 10 and a half years ago by volunteering his time and talent.
By coordinating his students to work on poster design and other printed materials over that period he acted as an incredible ambassador for Indian River State College.
It has been truly an honor to have worked with Mr. Hines
and his many students during my tenure here at the Sunrise Theatre and I can always count on Walt to not only produce quality work product for us but a quality experience for his students on the assignments he has initiated and supervised.
Mr. Hines not only meets the commitments he exceeds those promises in terms of creativity, collaboration and delivery. We are all fortunate to have Mr. Hines in our respective institutions and the leadership and talent he brings in his various professional and volunteer roles.
Vernon Grant, Professor
Associate Dean for Humanities
Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, Florida
I have worked with Walt Hines for over ﬁve years at Palm Beach State College where he had been an adjunct professor teaching graphic design, as well as the gallery director. l have never failed to be impressed with his creativity, dedication, intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic.
Professor Hines brought a unique artistic vision to every undertaking and has been an asset at Palm Beach State College. His approach to graphic design is always exceptional and well executed. He possesses sound technical skills and has an excellent design sense.
Professor Hines has shown he is capable of taking on multiple responsibilities and handling them with commitment and originality. He is equally comfortable in the classroom with his students, developing new programs and approaches to leaming. His technological skills are strong and he is always challenging himself. In my opinion, Professor Hines’s unwavering devotion to his students, his creative endeavors and his dedication to his community exemplifies strong moral ﬁber and character.
Shawn Reilly, President
Rockland Boulders Baseball
Pomona, New York
Working with Walt Hines and his students has been a wonderful and critical experience for the Rockland Boulders Baseball Club. Walt and his team performed under tight deadlines and produced materials that the finest ad agencies would be proud of. I would like to commend Walt for his professionalism and dedication to his students.
His materials have been invaluable to the success of our team during our inaugural season. Thanks again to IRSC and Walt Hines for creating a wonderful relationship with the Boulders.
Jason Frandsen, General Manager
Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club
Vero Beach, Florida
I want to thank the IRSC design students who participated in our new logo development project for Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club. In the beginning, we offered an overview of our goals and objectives of a new logo to the class. We then called upon the creativity of each student to show by coming up with their renditions of a future logo for Grand Harbor.
The attention to detail and creativity of each student’s power point presentation was exceptional. They could all see my visual personality as the time and effort was taken to add the logos to a broad range of areas where we would use the logo in a private club and community setting. The students provided examples of their proposed logos on items such as stationary, golf flags, our front entrance wall, golf apparel and even our existing dining room placemats. Overall, I was completely impressed and appreciative of everyone’s time and efforts in taking on our new logo project.
James T. Walker, President
Friends of the Rupert J Smith Law Library
Hayskar, Walker, Schwerer, Dundas & McCain Law
Fort Pierce, Florida
Walt, Friendly Passages is truly masterful. One hopes your students are aware of their good fortune as they benefit from the lifetime store of knowledge that contributes to their tutelage. Thank You, Sir /Jim Walker
Casey Peruski & Spaz McGoorty
Fort Pierce, Florida
What is it that we love about Walt Hines... everything! He has made our 6 years here at the Sunrise Theater Black Box so incredible not just in his graphic genius, but in his endless support to make Casey & Spaz and Comedy Corner #1!
Thank you Walt - we love you and your students rock!
Larry Hasak, President
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Filling the shoes of another art director is never an easy task, especially when you follow someone as talented as Walt Hines. The files Walt left behind at Executive Sports were in pristine condition which made for my transition into the position a pleasure. He was also extremely helpful in answering questions when called upon to insure I would not fail. His reputation as being creative remained in the halls of Executive Sports until my departure in October of 2000. I found his professionalism unsurpassed only by his skills and creativity.
Over the years Walt and l have gotten to know each other as associates. We show each other projects that we have both designed and discuss trends in our ﬁeld. He has made the transition from being a print designer to becoming one of the few, true multimedia designers in South Florida. Walt, took the time to educate himself in all the Adobe software platforms on his own time after his work day was done.
Walt Hines teaches students how to think creatively and handle the pressure that is required in today's competitive communication market. As a designer and teacher, he combines his energies to inspire his students to be the best in design, typography, identity and publication design. He is an educator who will not only teach, but serve as a mentor to his students.
Cynthia Cano, Treasurer
Society for Marketing Advances
San Antonio, Texas
Walt, thank you for the pleasure of working with you on the 2015 conference program for the Society for Marketing Advances, Inc. (SMA).
I am amazed at your work ethic, doing whatever was necessary to assure that the end product was perfect and delivered to the conference on time. The conference program was amazing. Not only did conference attendees rave about the program, several asked for extra copies to share as the benchmark for other organizations they are members of.
I have worked with other designers in the past, and can honestly say you are the BEST. You set the bar for quality. THANK YOU for your endless dedication and commitment to the client.
Ruth McSween, Curator
National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
Fort Pierce, Florida
Mr. Hines partnered with me to help design the Medal of Honor display at National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. The display features the five US Navy SEALs who have received the Medal of Honor, along with a description of their gallantry. A crucial aspect of this was to capture the overall signiﬁcance of the sacriﬁces of these ﬁve brave men. During Mr. Hines’ service with us, it became immediately clear that he is very goal oriented and is able to work extremely well in a team. In fact, his personality and work ethic combined to make him one of the best people I have ever worked with.
Augmenting this, were the facts that he was keenly devoted to the task at hand and also understood the importance and meaning of the display. Mr. Hines demonstrated from early on that he understood what the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum represents. He was well organized and thrived under what can best be describedas challenging and sometimes difficult conditions. Nevertheless, not only was Mr. Hines able to adapt, he did so in a manner which was efficient and expedient.
Furthermore, not only did he understand the details and precision of the project, he never lost sight of the “big picture:” always keeping a sharp eye on the theme and the visitors’ overall satisfaction. Needless to say, the ﬁnal product was well beyond our expectations which were considerably high to begin with. It was ﬁrst class and very deserving of the men it represented.
Maggy Cuesta, Dean of Visual Arts
New Worid School of the Arts
Walt Hines is an exceptional designer and an admirable person. As a graphic designer, he demonstrates strong conceptual ideas in his work. As an individual, Walt is very much admired and liked by his peers. His willingness to share ideas, research, and experiences is what makes him a truly great individual.
I have seen Walt's interaction with students, always demonstrating a natural ability and sensitivity to the student's needs. The dedication and leadership he provides to his students is one of the reasons for their success.
Walt's experiences are what makes him a very strong designer, not only does he bring conceptual and technical knowledge - but his drive and dedication to his work enables him to be a success in all his endeavours.