Heidi Smith

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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation freelance character designer and visual development artist
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Introduction Hi, my name is Heidi, I'm a freelance character designer, illustrator, and visual development artist who graduated from the character animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. I was the character designer and conceptual designer for ParaNorman, and I won an Annie award for my designs in 2013. In 2017, I illustrated my very first picture book, Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth, which won the Bull-Bransom Award in 2019 for excellence in the field of children's book illustration with a focus on nature and wildlife. I have also worked as a character designer for Henry Selick at Cinderbiter, The Jim Henson Company, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Brothers Animation, and Sony Pictures Animation. I'm obsessed with music, I love just about everything (except contemporary country music!!!) You'll usually find me either drawing, sleeping, or singing obnoxiously while showering at 3 am, that sums me up quite nicely! All original artwork copyright Heidi Smith 2024. No content on this blog may be used or reproduced without express written permission from Heidi Smith.
Interests art, music, film, drawing, singing, playing the piano or keyboard, writing music, sleeping, weight lifting, I like to eat too.
Favorite Movies Godfather 1, Scarface, Trainspotting, Training Day, Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Alien (1979) and Aliens, Taxi Driver, Blade Runner, Do the Right Thing, Chinatown, Brazil, Mad Max Fury Road, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Amadeus, Spaceballs.
Favorite Music Morrissey, Muse, David Bowie, Rammstein, Tori Amos, Led Zeppelin, System of a Down, Pink Floyd, I could go on forever.. I love music from films.
Favorite Books Great Expectations, Philip K. Dick

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