Hornsby proudly announces he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation of Knoxville’s Hall of Fame Sat., Feb 16, 2013, at the Addy Awards Ceremony held at the South Depot Station. Voted on by a board of past presidents of AAF—Knoxville, this award recognizes notable advertising leaders in Knoxville and the surrounding area for their significant contributions to the advertising industry as well as their personal commitment to society.
Applying his arts in a variety of capacities after earning a BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia, Chris has garnered more than 100 awards as well as being published in numerous design annuals such as Print and How. He has cultivated his 29 years of design and brand leadership experience, applying his creative prowess in both in-house and out- of-house agencies across the Southeast and producing everything from corporate ID, collateral, TV and radio advertising campaigns, and packaging to the virtual world of website design and development and digital marketing. Chris’ trail of contented regional, national, and international clients speaks volumes about his targeted knowledge of brand design and how it has helped to deliver their messages with confidence and traction.
In addition to his dedication to a successful career, Chris proactively demonstrates his love for Knoxville and the surrounding area by continuously giving back to the community both monetarily and through donations of his time and talent to various regional and state non-profits. He also exercises his creative talent in his leisure as he continually exhibits his sculptures and paintings in a variety of venues, most recently at Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport.
Hornsby said, “I am humbled and honored that my peers would bestow such an honor on me. I have a great deal of respect for each of these people and to think my passion and drive for the advertising industry and the community of Knoxville and its surrounding area has been recognized makes me very happy.”