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  • Dan Smith

    Dan Smith aka Smif

    Sylmar, CA

Dan Smith, art director, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer and game creator is known by his trade name, Smif. As an Origins award winner and nominee in the RPG and CCG industry, his work is known around the world and helped define the industry during the 90’s. As an accomplished graphic designer he’s created promotional and conceptual work for many top tier clients such as Yahoo! Sony, Marvel, Anderson Lithograph, Saban and MGAE.

Work Samples

  • Design Graphics

  • Illustration Graphics

  • Kid graphics

Work History

• Art Director for Stansport, and it’s sister company, Pacific Play Tents. • Conceived new markets and implemented concept packaging and advertising. • Brainstormed and Redeveloped existing packaging and insturmental in updating advertising and sales campaigns. • Designing and creating kid friendly art graphics for play tents, tunnels, parachutes and chairs. • Designing and preparing signage and presentation visuals for in-store displays and trade shows. • Coordinating with overseas offices to work out production capabilities for package art printing. • Product photography for catalogs, packaging and sell sheets. Standard Sales (Stansport Camping/Pacific Play Tents) • Storyboard conception and direction. • Story development, screenwriting and visual design for theatrical and television animation properties. • Clients: Disney, Cartoon Network Papaya Studios Dan Smith 12761 Gladstone Ave Sylmar CA 91342 ph: (818) 361-6961 home (818) 2940506 cell smifink@earthlink.net www.smifink.com Art Director Computer Programs MAC/PC platforms: CS3 • Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign • QuarkXpress • Limited Dreamweaver experience • Limited Flash experience • Limited 3D experience (3D studio Max) Yahoo! USM&P Promotional Services Lip Service Clothing Anderson Lithograph Ink Systems Inc. Mass Media Focus on the Family White Wolf Entertainment: FASA Steve Jackson Games Morebit Ent. Wizards of the Coast Third World Games Inc. Vanderveer Games Ministry of Thought Eden Productions Foligo Studios Bucephalus Games Bayberry Inc Harvard-Westlake School Eagle Gate Operators Bomp Records Ameritone records Wetzels Pretzels Video Services UNX Stock Marketing Services California federation of Teachers Evan Guston Photography Studios Awards • 1997 Origin Award Winner for Best Graphic Presentation of a Roleplaying Game: In Nomine/Steve Jackson Games. • 1998 Guest of Honor at NukeCon, Omaha Nebraska. • 1998 Guest of Honor at Gateway Con, Los Angeles, California. • 2003 Nominee Origin Award for Best Card Game: Battle of the Bands:the Rock and Roll Card Game Encore Edition/Third World Games/Smif Ink. • 2003 Nominee Origin Award for Best Card Game Supplement: Backstage Pass (for Battle of the Bands:the Rock and Roll Card Game) /Third World Games/Smif Ink. Freelance Clientele



Origins/GAMA award-winner: Best Graphic Presentation Origins/GAMA Nominee: Best Traditional Card Game and Supplement