About

Elizabeth Carey Smith has been at the design game for 15 years. Her unorthodox trajectory has found her in a multitude of design environments, from top New York agencies to small Australian studios; from big publications to an indie feminist magazine; major cultural institutions like Lincoln Center and Australia's National Gallery of Victoria; from in-house corporate to in-house sustainable fashion.

Along the way, she has refined her immense typographic knowledge, completing her post-grad in Typeface Design from Cooper Union, and now by serving as a board member for the Type Directors Club. She believes in the power of the authentic message—through letters, words, images, and visualized data. Elizabeth lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with her husband and daughter.

Current
Freelance Creative & Design Director,  The Letter Office
Board of Directors, Type Directors Club
Writer for Schriftlabor

Education
Post-grad certificate in Typeface Design, Type@Cooper
BFA, Visual Communications, College for Creative Studies

Past

Lead Designer, OCD | The Original Champions of Design
Design Director, ZADY
Design Director, Chandelier
Senior Art Director, ModCo
Senior Designer, Lincoln Center
Senior Designer, National Gallery of Victoria
Senior Designer, RAFT
Senior Designer, BUST Magazine
Designer, Deloitte

Select Freelance Clients

Hillary for America
Mucca Design
OCD | The Original Champions of Design
The City of New York
Food & Wine
VICE
Jezebel

National Gallery of Victoria
BUST Magazine
Architectural Record
Oxford University Press
Melbourne Festival

Speaking Engagements

"How Big Branding Shapes Our Sense of Place"
— Typographics, June 2016

"Return of the Type Director"
— The Type Directors Club, May 2015