|Brad Smith||Biography: The college edition of Websterís New World Dictionary once defined an artist as 1) a person
who works in or is skilled in any of the fine, especially graphic arts; 2) a person who does
anything very well, with a feeling for form, effect, etc. That definition aptly describes Brad
Smith, a man of substantial talent and personality, an accomplished and mainly self-taught
Smith's work includes a portfolio of fantastic graphic designs he has created for high-profile
clients such as Evander Holyfield, Muscle & Fitness and Texas Fitness & Longevity
magazines, the Houston Business Journal and KMJQ FM Houston, and served as art director
for one of Houston's fastest-growing newspapers. He creates original designs for imprinted
sportswear, one of which was used for the first International Music Festival in Ghana, Africa.
He has also created promotional material for politicians including U.S. Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee, as well as numerous musical acts who anxiously wait for the artist to
perform his artistic magic on their CD covers. Satisfied customers from the music world
include Grammy Award-winning producer Tim Thomas (who produced music for Toni
Braxtonís debut album, Jermaine Jackson, and many others), Nuwine, IBC, Lilí Raskull,
Kingpin Productions, Jacque Darraugh, SGR Records, Stephanie, L.G. Wise, the Bob Marley
Festival Minnesota and R&B artist Bobby Womack.
This artist, who readily admits his wish to be younger (so itís hard to get an exact read on
his age), began his design training while a student at the Houston High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts. During that time in his life, he worked as a part-time graphic
designer at the Houston Independent School District, which became a full-time eight-year
stay, a relationship he still maintains today, although now on a freelance basis. Smith credits
his formative design training to former Houston ISD Superintendent Billy Reaganís ďbeautiful
relationship with Apple Computer.Ē The former district administrator was periodically gifted
with state-of-the-art Apple products, and Smith was able to reap the benefits of the Apple
connection by accessing graphic design equipment and products to his heartís content.
The design guru is proud of his strong propensity for Apple computers and works almost
exclusively with software from longtime Apple supporters Adobe, Macromedia and Quark.
He readi... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: United States Birthyear: 1966 Galleries: Gallery 19 - Houston, Texas
Art Peace Online Gallery Media: acrylic Style: surrealistic Subjects: light and color|