Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Claremont, CA, US

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My interest in design comes from observing the built environment and experiencing the world as it develops. I'm inspired by advances in technology and material culture while remaining a student of history and philosophy, and my main pursuit is to expand and integrate a wide variety of influences and concepts that might represent the human condition and the importance of objects and spaces that define our relationships. This viewpoint has yielded a broad work history that allows me to contribute creatively and technically to project teams.


Applied Visual Thinking, Claremont, CA, US, Owner

Product development for various organizations.

Jan 2000 - current

Housewares Industry, Greater Los Angeles, Designer

Packaging design, product photography, digital asset management systems deployment for several North American and international brands featured in ubiquitous retail environments.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2017

Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, US, Graphic Manager

Sep 2007 - Apr 2008

Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY, US, Graphic Designer

May 2005 - Dec 2006

Morphosis Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Archivist

Apr 2004 - Apr 2005


Aug 2017 - current

Art Center College of Design, Bachelors, Graphic Design

May 2001 - Dec 2003

Areas of Specialization