San Smith is a professional Illustrator and comic artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Her background is in commercial illustration, promotional graphics and package design, and she earned a BA in Illustration and Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Her art style is inspired by her interest in animation, comic books and vintage design.
To keep her work life interesting she's currently working as an office manager for Big Nerd Ranch during the day, and in between she's planning her first picture book for children. When San isn't drawing, she enjoys urban exploring, riding bicycles, photography and chasing her chihuahua around the house.
Photo by Jason Travis.
- Street Cred: A close up look at Atlanta style by Jason Travis on PURGE Atl - May 2012
- Interview with Ric Rac Heart Attack's blog - May 2012
- Drawn and featured on Ghosts Waltz - January 2012
- Email interview highlight on Kate Holmes's PhD Blog - January 2012
- Drawn and featured on HannahBird's blog - May 2011
- Art on the What I wore today blog - April 2011
- Interview with Zombie Cat Productions: I Make Art In Atlanta - April 2011
- Meet “Bunnies & Bows” artist: San Smith - April 2011
- Podcast interview with Acrylicana.com - April 2011
- Listed in CommonCreativ magazine's "Top 50 Most Creative Atlantans" issue - March/April 2011
- Drawn and featured on the Penny Candy Studios blog - March 2011
- Interview with Imaginary Fiction's blog - January 2011
- Interview with Creative Loafing newspaper - November 2010
- Photographed for the Persona Series by Jason Travis - October 2010
- Featured on Hawaii Kawaii's blog - October 2010
- Featured on Electric Alice's shop blog - October 2010
- Princess Bubblegum tiara tutorial on Fredrator's blog - May 2010
- Art on the What I wore today blog - February 2010
About "The Life Pursuit"
Originally, "The Life Pursuit" was a paper art journal I used to express myself during 2004-2008. Each page was jam packed with Polaroids, lyrics, personal diary entries and drawings all trying to capture my college years and emotions of the moment. Occasionally, I scanned pages to share with friends online (often with text blurred out) but stopped in 2006 when I graduated college. In January of 2008, I decided to move to the internet with my documentation of adventures, art and happiness and I created this site. After a year of running my blog version of "The Life Pursuit" my interests changed and my posts began to focus more on accomplishing my dream of being a freelance illustrator. I spent the next two years writing posts about making goals, discovering yourself through art journaling and visual lists, all while sharing my own progress towards my personal dream. In February 2010, I finally accomplished the first step of that personal dream... I left my job as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for Ernst & Young and began my new career as a freelance illustrator. Even though my blog is no longer called "The Life Pursuit", I still continue to document my career progress, art and adventures - and hopefully encourage others to also follow their own life pursuits of happiness!
You can view pages of my original paper journal titled "The Life Pursuit" here.