ERIC J. SMITH

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  • The Latuna Fire, Burbank, California
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Through photography, video direction and design, Eric J. Smith has a knack for creating content that resonates. With work published, broadcast and shared by millions of people around the world, Eric builds brands while shining a light on the most pressing issues of our time. With a discerning eye and a powerful set of creative tools, Eric’s award winning storytelling evokes a sense of dynamism and timelessness. A former SVP of Content & Creative at the social good division of the CBS Corporation, Eric is now Principal of E Smith Images LLC and is available for projects and speaking engagements.

FEATURED WORK

VIDEO: Lexus UX200 “Beautify Earth Campaign: Adrian Wong“

Director: Eric J. Smith, Agency: Team One, Production Company: Givewith, Client: Lexus

BRAND IDENTITY: KINDERSYSTEMS

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KinderSystems is a software company that creates products for childcare providers to remain subsidy compliant with state agencies. With a new name, the company needed a new graphic identity designed to reflect the importance of supporting pre-k learners. Eric designed a new symbol that consists of a letter K rotated 90 degrees to reveal a child reading a book. The bright color palette maintains sophistication while appealing to the childcare market. This video introduction features company leadership as well as a KinderSystems client who runs a childcare center in California.

PHOTO SERIES: Women for Women International, Rwanda

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Women for Women International has developed a program that offers Rwandan women a constructive, dignified way to regain control of their lives. Through foundational training, women come to know and defend their rights and change the status quo. In the aftermath of the devastating 1994 Genocide, the challenge of creating a lasting peace depended greatly on the actions of women, who were the majority of survivors. Eric and team traveled to the Urugo Opportunity Center to document the healing and hard work.

VIDEO: The Arbor Day Foundation “A Time for Trees”

Director: Eric J. Smith, Production Company: Givewith

NEWS

“Conflict“ Los Angeles Center of Photography Members Exhibition 2024

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Eric's aerial photograph of the Canyonlands potash evaporation ponds was selected for inclusion in LACP's annual members exhibition. The show, entitled “Conflict,” is curated by Anne Massoni, Executive Director of the Houston Center of Photography. The exhibition is on display at LACP's gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

First Place “THRESHOLDS” EXHIBITION, Los Angeles Center of Photography 2024

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Eric's photograph of the Griffith Observatory has been awarded First Place in the exhibition “Thresholds 2024: Photography and Architecture.” The exhibition is curated by Crista Dix, Executive Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The exhibition was held at the Helms Bakery Design Center in Culver City, California.