Ryan Hartley Smith is an award-winning illustrator based in New York City. His practice mixes print and simple animation for a variety of contexts ranging from publications to theater spaces. Smith’s print work has been awarded a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, recognized by American Illustration, Latin American Illustration and Creative Quarterly, and exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design. His work for theater and dance productions has been presented at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Tribeca Film Festival Community Series, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, and the Miami New World Symphony. Fellowships include BRIC Media Arts and Groundswell Community Mural Project. 
Smith is currently an Assistant Professor of Illustration at Queens College, City University of New York. He has presented on contemporary issues of representation in illustration curriculum at ICON10, and is a fall 2018 visiting artist and lecturer at MICA's MFA Illustration Practice program. In 2019, he will be a speaker at the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies' Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now conference at Washington University, St Louis.
You can reach Ryan at r.hartley.smith@gmail.com and 240.888.8406
Client List
BuzzFeed Reader, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Center for Court Innovation, NYC Department of Transportation Art Program, Delaware Art Museum, NYC Independent Budget Office, National YoungArts Foundation, EMPAC Arts, Teaching Tolerance Magazine, APICS Magazine, ProPublica / UpWorthy, Sid Lee Creative Agency, Hermes of Paris, The Borscht Film Festival The Juilliard School Music Technology Center, The African Methodist Episcopal Church Bicentennial Social Justice Forum, CUNY Queens College Civil Rights Commemoration Committee, Park Blvd Productions