School of Visual Arts 1986
Masters of Fine Art, Visual Journalism
Art Center College of Design 1979
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

Teaching Experience:

Art Center College of Design 1994 – Present
Pasedena, CA
Academy of Art College 1993-1994
San Francisco, CA
School of Visual Arts 1985-1993
New York, NY

Professional Experience
Freelance Illustrator, Los Angeles, 1994 - Present
Freelance Illustrator, San Francisco, 1993 - 94
Freelance Illustrator, New York, 1980 - 1993
Illustration Apprentice to Paul Davis, 1983
Illustration Apprentice to James McMullan, Visible Studio, 1982
Illustration Apprentice to Philip Hays, 1979

Awards and Annuals:
New York Society Of Illustrators, vol.49, Gold Medal
New York Society Of Illustrators, vol.46, Gold Medal
The University & College Designers Association, Award of Excellence, 2002
New York Society of Illustrators, vol. 28, Silver Medal
Society of Newspaper Design 1984-85 sixth edition, Silver Medal
New York Society of Illustrators, Student Scholarship Award, 1979
American Illustration, volumes: 1–8,18-21,22,23,24
New York Society of Illustrators, volumes: 26-29,31,33,41-47
New York Society of Illustrators, Jury Member 1990
Communication Arts Annual, 1984-1986, 1989

Magazines and Newspapers:
American Heritage
Archaeology Magazine
Atlantic Monthly
Baltimore Sun
Boston Globe
Boston Magazine
Boy’s Life
Business Week (Cover)
California Magazine
Chicago Magazine (Cover)
ESPN Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
Esquire Gentlemen
Family Business
Family Circle
Fast Company
Financial World
Forbes (Cover)
German Esquire
Ladies Home Journal
Life Magazine
Los Angeles Magazine
Los Angeles Times Magazine (Cover)
Men’s Health
Mother Jones (Cover)
National Post
New Woman
New York Magazine
New York Times Magazine (Cover)
New York Times magazine, including
22 illustrations for Elmore Leonard’s story, “Comfort To The Enemy.”
New York Times, OP ED page.
Newsweek (Covers)
Reader’s Digest
Rolling Stone
San Francisco Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Texas Monthly (Cover)
Wall Street Journal
New York University Magazine.
Stanford Magazine
Rutgers Magazine
Northeastern University Magazine (Cover)
Yale Magazine
UCLA Magazine (Cover)
Bostonia Magazine (Cover)
Notre Dame University Magazine (Covers)
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
The Baylor Line, Baylor University Magazine

“Rose’s Dilemma,” by Neil Simon. Spot Design.
"Two Trains Running" by August Wilson, Mark Taper Forum 1991-92 season
A.I.G.A. 1983 Call For Entries (1983)
"Jeffrey Smith", Art Directors Club of Buffalo, N.Y. 1986
"Peach Boy", Rabbit Ears Inc. 1991
"Jeffrey Smith", Art Directors Club, Norfolk, Va. 1987
"Wheat, from Farm To You", Scholastic Inc. 1990
"A Dairy Farm In Spring", Scholastic Inc. 1987
"Listening To The Land", Scholastic Inc. 1990
"Squirrel", Scholastic Inc. 1986
"Inside A Bear Cave", Scholastic Inc. 1986
“Who's In The Cave", Scholastic Inc. 1986
"The Sea Shore", Scholastic Inc. 1992

Book Covers:
Aventura Books
Bantam Books
Doubleday Books
Houghton Mifflin Books
Prentice Hall Press
Random House
Simon &Schuster, Inc.
Penguin Putnam


Who is Jeffrey Smith?



Jeffrey Smith began his editorial illustration career in 1979 and is the recipient of numerous awards in illustration.

What Jeff Does

Today Jeffrey Smith is a full time Professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His clients include Newsweek, Rolling Stone, G.Q. and The New York Times.


Contact Information

Jeffrey Smith
642 Moulton Avenue
Suite E22
Los Angeles, CA. 90031


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