Design Lab Technician
Henry Smith is a multi-media artist and designer. Focused around curating experiences, organizing events, and stimulating conversational opportunities, Smith's practice has traversed many applications on a local and international scale. Working primarily in print, sculpture, and social practice, Smith explores channels and venues of community-building and information exchange. Many of the same rhetorical vehicles are utilized across his practice of commercial design and his personal art practice.
As manager of the Design Lab, and caretaker of the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection, Smith is dedicated to bridging the forward progress of creative technology with the foundational design tools of centuries past. Since taking on this role in early 2019, Smith has sought to reconsider how the lab is meeting the needs of current students' interests, as well as encourage hands-on experimentation with analogue tools and historical printmaking media. As our college is evolving, Smith seeks to keep the lab in-stride with this forward momentum, without losing hold of its vital roots.
Smith was born and raised in the Midwest. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017.