Independent Animator Patrick Smith is known for his sublime and often bizarre hand-drawn interpretations about people, our emotions, and society. His films have been featured on MTV, PBS, FX, Nickelodeon, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Huffington Post. Currently, Smith and his studio are producing the third season of the PBS series "Blank on Blank" an innovative animated show that visually illustrates audio interviews of famous artists, actors and musicians.
Smith made an early directorial debut for the MTV
series “Daria.” His formative years were spent as a storyboard artist
for Walt Disney, and other major studios in New York and Los Angeles.
During the past decade, he has animated, directed and produced six award
winning short films as well as many iconic television commercials,
namely, Zoloft, Visa, and AOL. Smith spent five years in Singapore as a
professor at the graduate film program for New York University, under
artistic director Oliver Stone. Patrick is a fellow of the New York
Foundation of the Arts and a curator for multiple international film and
animation festivals. He lives and works in Montauk New York with his
wife, Kaori Ishida.