I am a Grand Bahama native, with longstanding passion for the arts, particularly animation and illustration. I studied computer animation at Full Sail university graduating with a degree in Computer Science. I have had 7 years of experience as a commercial artist. My portfolio consist of work in the fields of illustration, animation, graphic design, advertising and marking. Currently Ive dedicated my time to freelance work and many personal projects.

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Biography…So Far

Growing up on the island of Grand Bahama, My parents, Howard & Patsina Smith, were the first people to encourage my creative side,. They made sure I always had a supply of pencil and paper to distract me from drawing on the wall. As a child I loved cartoons but was even more fascinated by the process and the work that goes into animation. My passion for drawing and animation steered me to pursue a career in art. First, I gained the foundation, studying art in high school. Then studying computer animation at Full Sail University, receiving a Bachelors degree in computer Science.

After my studies abroad I returned home, finding work mainly as a graphic designer at a local print shop, FDK Laminators. It was during this time I discovered a new interest, advertising. It was also during this time I acquire significant projects as an illustrator. Along with a few published book covers, I had the opportunity to work with BTC by creating murals for the rebranding of the Grand Bahama stores. A few years past and I soon join the small team at the media firm Keen i Media as a storyboard artist, animator and graphic designer. There I gained real experienced of the media world. It was exciting to experience the thought, hours and energy that goes into creating professional content. Very recently however I made choice to work full time as a freelance illustrator and animator, dedicating my time and energy to live my life as and artist to it’s full potential.