Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Claremont, CA, US

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Christopher Smith is a design practitioner with wide-ranging interests and connections across the creative landscape of the greater Los Angeles region. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in 2003 he went to work for Morphosis Architects as a graphic designer and media liaison which exposed him to a world of architecture that cemented a lifelong interest in design process, theory and practice. After those first few years freelancing and finding contract work he went on to a brief stint in graphic management while working nights documenting the cornfield adjacent to LA’s Chinatown for Metabolic Studio. Each of these events were chances to learn and grow in powerful creative practices that eventually led to the formation of a small office producing all manner of visual material along with recent residential design commissions.

In 2021 he completed the Graduate program in Architecture (MArch 1) from the College of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic University Pomona to pursue architecture on a professional level, with the desire to tie-in graphic and product design to form a cohesive set of references and experiences that will inform future projects.


Applied Visual Thinking, Claremont, CA, US, Design Consultant

Design and product development for corporate and philanthropic clients.

Jan 2003 - current

FORE Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

Housewares Industry, Greater Los Angeles, Designer

Apr 2011 - Aug 2017

Morphosis Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Archivist / Graphic Designer

Apr 2004 - Apr 2005


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, MArch, Architecture


Aug 2017 - Dec 2020

Art Center College of Design, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Graphic Design and Environmental Design

May 2001 - Dec 2003


Fort:LA Fellowship 2020, Grant

Interactive architectural history project.


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