Jeff Smith


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 enamoured with the process of crafting beautiful forms, sticking them in fire, and pulling out something truly functional.

At ArtCenter, I learned how to create experiences that have a lasting positive impact on people’s lives and on our planet. It completely changed the way I see my role as a designer, and inspired me to use design for a greater 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



    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


    INSEAD Business School
    Certification, MBA Study Abroad, Spring 2016

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Ukulele Remix


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

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

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

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


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

    Core Strengths

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