Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
Hello! And welcome to the official deviantART profile of professional animator, Kurt Smith. I am a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Animation. I specialize in traditional and 2D digital animation, and I have additional skills in character design, visual development, storyboards, animatics, character animation, inking and coloring, video compositing and editing, motion media design, and rigging character puppets in Adobe Flash.
I was born in 1989 in Heilbronn, Germany, and have traveled the world with my military family throughout my childhood. I’ve been a connoisseur of fine cartoons since I was a lad, and I started making comics and Flash animations in high school. I’m looking for full-time employment or an internship at a professional animation studio, and beyond contributing to collaborative projects I hope to one day direct my own films or television series, or charter a studio.
I have animated, drawn backgrounds, and even voice acted on a number of senior films produced at SCAD, including "A Tiger's Fairy Tale," "Complement Me," "Hooward," and "When The Man Comes Around." My first collaborative effort in college was an animated adaptation of a children's storybook called "Time Machine," which was originally illustrated by a SCAD alumni. My own senior film, "Space Sirens," was produced and directed by myself and is available to watch for free online. The largest crew I have ever worked with so far has been the team that produced the My Little Pony fan-film, "Double Rainboom," which was directed by my classmate Zachary Rich. Since graduating college, I have continued to work on indepedent projects as well as freelance work, as I continue to search for a permanent position in the wild animation industry.