Jeff Smith

Statement

Design is something I’ve fallen in love with over and over again. At 16, I learned how to throw ceramics on the wheel and became completely enamored with the process of crafting beautiful forms, sticking them in fire, and pulling out something truly functional.

In college, I learned how to create experiences that have a positive impact on people’s lives and on our planet. It changed the way I saw my role as a designer, and I was inspired by the idea that design can have a higher purpose.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work in Singapore with business students at INSEAD, where I applied design thinking to creating new business models and brand strategies. Collaborating with MBAs and other designers, writing business plans, and pitching to investors made my passion for this field grow even more.

I can see now that design has many more applications than I imagined. Living at that edge, discovering those applications, is exactly where I love to be.

  • Contact Jeff Smith

    LinkedIn
    jeffsmithink.com

    Experience

    IBM
    UX Design Intern
    August 2016 - December 2016
    San Francisco, CA

    Munchkin, Inc.
    Product Design Intern
    May 2016 - August 2016
    Van Nuys, CA

    ArtCenter College of Design
    Teaching Assistant: Product Design 2
    September 2015 - December 2015
    Pasadena, CA

    ArtCenter College of Design
    Teaching Assistant: Product Design 2
    May 2014 - August 2014
    Pasadena, CA

    Education

    INSEAD Business School
    Singapore
    Certification, MBA Study Abroad, Spring 2016

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Ukulele Remix
    Eon
    Q

    Awards

    Student Leadership Award
    ArtCenter Spring 2017 Graduating Class
    In recognition of
    Spring 2017​

    2017 World Changing Ideas Awards: Student Category Finalist
    Fast Company
    In recognition of Q
    Spring 2017

    E-Team Grant: $5000
    VentureWell
    In recognition of Q
    Fall 2015

    Spark! Award: Bronze
    Spark! Awards
    In recognition of Q
    Fall 2015

    Publications

    A Wearable Captioning Device for the Hearing Impaired
    Q
    Core 77
    October 2016

    Core Strengths

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