Well, hello there.
My name is Christopher Smith - a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Glasgow, Scotland - and welcome to Studio:Smith, my freelance service.
As a designer, I love creating both clean, effective digital pieces, as well as using my talents in illustration to make strong, dynamic, comic-style sketches.
I have a strong passion for branding, and the psychology that surrounds it, as well as editorial, the mentioned comic illustration, motion graphics and - most recently - UX and UI design.
I maintain a strong, positive outlook on life, and imbue this attitude into the core of everything I create: be those my designs, or my direct communication and presentations.
On a less formal note, I do take time away from designing, too. As I've mentioned, I take a lot of influence from comic books when it comes to my illustrative style, and that - naturally - stems from a love of reading them, as well as conceiving my own with friends.
I also love my television and film, and I have developed a rather cinematic eye from my growing fascination with the history of cinema and the theory behind their journey from conception to release. And, just in case you are wondering, Empire Strikes Back is my favourite.
The same can be said of my love for video games, with the beauty of the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series holding a particularly secure place in my heart. And Bloodborne. Ohhhhh, Bloodborne. All of these interests and passions directly influence the styles and final results of my own work.
(And now back to the important stuff.)
2005 - 2011
Lesmahagow High School, Scotland
Numerous Highers and Advanced Highers, Inc. Art & Design, English, Graphical Communication and History
2011 - 2012
Langside College (now Riverside), Scotland
HNC Art & Design
2012 - 2016
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
BA Graphic Design for Digital Media (Hons Pending)
Adobe Creative Suite / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator / Adobe InDesign / Adobe After Effects /
Sketch 3.0 / Adobe Flash / Adobe Dreamweaver / Mac & Windows OS