Shelby Smithson - Graphic Designer
UFV & UofA Alumni
Shelby Smithson is a Vancouver-based Graphic Artist. She is inspired by her city, music, travelling, and history. In her free time, Shelby likes designing tattoos, painting, long boarding, and of course, drinking coffee. Whenever possible, she incorporates her passion for visual arts into her design work by using various materials, through hand-made techniques, and showing the importance of texture. Prior to attending UFV, Shelby studied at the University of Alberta while she was on the Varsity Track and Field Team, the Golden Bears & Pandas. Shelby graduated on the Deans List with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Fraser Valley where her focus was on Graphic Design, Visual Arts, and Art History. The combination of these studies helps Shelby to approach design projects with a versatile eye.
"I began working with Shelby in early 2014 and she quickly became a highly valued member of my team. We have worked together on multiple logos, websites, and several clothing items for my companies, my external clients, and myself. She offers great creative input on all types of design and she understands the importance of intricate branding details, which is very highly regarded in my books; so much so that I seek her feedback on all projects - corporate, personal, and otherwise. She is one of those people that is simply and genuinely great to work with, balancing fun and professionalism, appreciating the value constructive criticism from a clients standpoint, and communicating her creativity effectively."