Artist Bio

Deb Smith
DebSmithIllustration.com
ImDebSmith@gmail.com
Bonney Lake, WA. USA 98391

Artist Bio

I am a neo-professional Designer & Illustrator in the licensing markets.
My focus is on Surface Illustration & Pattern Design – including Greeting Cards, Stationery, Paper Goods & household products such as table top, wall decor & textiles.

My passions and energy towards my goals are fueled by my desire to learn and grow artistically. My technical skill sets are exponential and my style is forged through mentorships, skill classes and of course, trial and error.

My career in Art & Design is a new era in my life. The journey started early on then took a turn towards family. After many years which includes business ventures, children, homeschooling and life altering changes, I have rejoined my journey of artistic discovery, and I look forward to continue growth and a future in Art Licensing.

My work can be seen on my webpage: https://debsmithillustration.com/ and
my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debsmithillustration/

Education

I love that I can say I am (90%) a self taught artist!!

For the most part I have learned digitally.
My Graphic Design education was web based and the learning experience gave me insight into the “How To” mindset of online learning. From there I spent two years attending classes online and in person and mentoring with experts in their fields.

  • Lane Community College – Eugene, Oregon
    – Studies in Art Production, Color Theory, Communication
  • The Graphic Design School – Sydney, Australia
  • Brush Lettering, SVC, Seattle, Washington

I am experienced in the Adobe Creative Suite with advanced skills in Photoshop and Illustrator, intermediate skills in InDesign and novice in After Effects.

I work daily on an IPAD PRO 12.9, and ultimately my GO-TO platforms are Procreate and Affinity Designer

Work Experiences

Personal Art Commissions for Home décor
Stationery for Invitations and Assorted Greeting Card
Designs for T-shirts, Gifts & Household Products
Graphic Design – Image Editing, Layout Design, Print Prep

I am at the beginning of this road before me and I see compelling reasons to move forward.

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