Through still photographs, film & video and the language of graphic design, Eric J. Smith has been telling impactful stories for nearly 25 years. Beginning as a summa cum laude graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Eric’s career has been a consistent evolution. From the storied graphic design agencies of New York, to Hollywood’s burgeoning motion design industry to directing documentary content for social good, his creative journey continues to unfold. With a discerning eye, a powerful set of creative tools and the wisdom of having worked for clients like Oprah Winfrey, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, James Cameron, the Dalai Lama, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Eric’s award winning work evokes a sense of dynamism and timelessness.



“The Struggle” selected by NatGeo Your Shot editors for inclusion in "Best of the Week August 2, 2019"

The great wildebeest migration crossing Kenya's Mara River

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Journey to the Maasai Mara

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The Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda



Lexus UX 200 Launch “Beautify Earth: Ornamental Conifer” Director: Eric J. Smith, Agency: Team One, Production Company: Givewith

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Citizen Magazine, photographic assignments

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“A Sign of the Times” a viral image that has been published around the world