Prof. Archie Boston is a nationally known art director, designer, writer and educator. He was chair of the Visual Communication Design Program at California State University Long Beach for 12 years and taught for 33 years. He was named Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2004. He has operated Archie Boston Graphic Design(ABGD), a social conscious consulting firm,since 1972. Boston published Fly in the Buttermilk: Memoirs of an African American in Advertising Design & Design Education in 2002.Prof Bostonserved two terms as president of the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles and was the recipient of the Fellow Award from the AIGA Los Angeles Chapterin 2007. He received the AIGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 for his longstanding commitment to his students as an educator, mentor, and profound influence on the community of Los Angeles, as well as his bold, funny, polemical designs from a lifetime body of work.