An Artistic Statement

JD has been in the creative industry for over 25 years as a graphic designer. Since graduating from the world-famous School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998, he has lived and worked in Seattle, Chicago, San Antonio and Eastern Washington for companies in many different industries.
For the last 11 years, has worked in the graphic design department for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as the Packaging Production Manager working on designs for labels, corks, capsules, and shipper boxes for over 40 different brands. In March of 2018, he decided to spread his wings and start his own freelance business as a photographer, videographer and freelance designer. He travels the state, the country and internationally capturing the essence of the areas he visits.

I come alive when I see something new, and that ”something new” could be something I’ve seen before yet from a different angle. Whether I’m in an antique store in my home town, or in a coffee shop in a European country, I find there is endless possibilities of what can be photographed. That’s what I love about this creative path, I get to relive my experiences with a different view and get to share those experiences with you.” 

J DONOVAN SMITH  |  2018