An Artistic Statement

I have 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, I have lived and worked in Seattle, Chicago,
San Antonio and Eastern Washington for companies
in many different industries.
For the last 11 years, I have 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, I decided to spread my wings and pursue my own freelance business as a photographer, videographer and freelance designer. I travels the state, the country and internationally capturing the essence of the areas
I 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