Steven Smith hails from Texas. And he can see that look on your face so he'd like to point out that a) he was born and raised in San Antonio and b) he left almost as soon as he could. Once in New York, he told jokes at seedy open-mics in and around NY to the profound disinterest of out-of-towners and alcoholics alike. He also studied long-form improvisation and performed at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Magnet and The PIT. Then, you know, he just kind of started designing things. And this led to a period of research and development, which led to some freelance design projects. And all of that led to grad school applications and matriculation at SVA as 1/19th of the 2009 MFA Designer as Author Program. Steven believes that all of his missteps, his many disparate interests and experiments, make him a better communicator. Steven likes to learn, listen, read and design things that elicit laughter and mild discomfort.

Graduating Class: 2009
Hometown: San Antonio, TX