My name is Demetrius and I work as a Visual Designer for Applied Research Associates as part of a dynamic and exceptional team. I specialize in visual design, front-end development with a focus on mobile/responsive design, cross-browser compatibility, UX and clean UI.

I am also an accomplished 3D modeler, animator, and motion graphics artist with a strong understanding of motion, color theory and negative space.


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2018 Motion Graphics Reel

Above you'll find my 2018 motion graphics demo reel featuring work for the Federal Highway Administration and the United States Air Force. All animation and 3d created by me, with the exception of, the 3D Kiln model which was modeled by Sean Marley. Applications used in this work -

  • Adobe After Effects
  • 3D Studio Max 2017-2018
  • Adobe Photoshop

Sketch Book

Personal Drawings and Paintings


Personal and Professional 3D

What does a Visual Designer do?

Visual designers are hybrid designers that use multiple skillsets to produce a unique look and feel for their clients' brand. Visual Designers use a variety of hard skills ranging from graphic design, UX design (user-experience), UI design (user-interface), web development, and animation (2D/3D).

Their required soft skills range from identity design, strong visual communication, the ability to perform strong case studies as they relate to a client/product, and a deep understanding of front-end development work.

Web Design and Print

Professional Web and Print Design


  • 2018 Hermes Creative Gold Award
  • Client: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Public Service Annoucement
    Category: Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | 168. Motion Graphic Explanation
    Credits: Jennifer McCabe – Producer
    Demetrius Smith – Animator

  • 2017 Silver ADDY
  • Client: USAF - Hazardous Materials Incident Response Video
    Category: Online Film / Video and Sound / Public Service
    Credits: Michael Betts – Project Manager
    John C. Burt – Producer
    Justa James Granberg – Director/Editor
    Caitlin Lawrence – Talent
    Demetrius Smith – Animator
    James Martin – AFEM Subject Matter Expert

  • 2017 Silver ADDY
  • Client: FHWA - Our National Road System's Impact 1916-2016 Video
    Category: Online Film / Video and Sound / Public Service
    Credits: Amy Ausley – Producer
    John C. Burt – Videographer/ Editor
    Justa James Granberg – Videographer
    Rebecca Taylor – Graphic Designer
    Demetrius Smith – Animator
    Ray Cockrell – Post-production

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  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 3D Studio Max 2017-2018
  • Brackets
  • Conceptual Design / Storyboarding
  • UI / UX Design
  • Motion Graphics


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  • HP Pavilion 32q
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • Coffee
  • Imagination!