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christian smith

Christian Smith


Christian Smith is a 20-year-old designer born and raised in Kettering OH. Growing up, he was always drawing on any paper he could find. In high school he took an informational technology class where he built his first website. After that, he began to use this technology class as a way to learn Photoshop and Illustrator when the teacher wasn’t looking. He also used his fine art teacher’s iMac to do tutorials. Christian started out making gig posters for a local music venue where he volunteered and a year later got accepted into SAA. He enjoys making designs that create an experience and bring joy to people.

Favorite Color?
All shades of blue

Favorite Typeface?
Brandon Groutesque, Futura Bold

Favorite Apps?
Vsco Cam, Bible

Favorite TV Shows?
The Office and Parks and Rec

Favorite Book?
The Hobbit (one of the only books I’ve read)

Favorite Movies?
Tarzan and anything that will make me laugh

Favorite Band?
We Were Promised Jetpacks

Favorite Fine Artist?

Favorite Gadget?
The Swiss Army Knife

Bookmarked Websites?
Dribbble, BestDesigns, Awwwards

Talents you wished you possessed?
Sword Fighting or Pole Vaulting

Favorite Graphic Designers?
James Graves, Drew Melton, and Nathan Yoder

Favorite Design Firm?
Focus Lab, LLC