Mr. Smith is a theatre trained “hands-on designer” with over
20 years of experience
in theatre performance, costume, prop, stage design and
construction before coming
to Asia in 1992. Beginning with exhibitions and events in
Singapore, he has been
involved in designing world-class expos throughout Southeast
Asia and country-wide
events. He has helped to create China’s first world-class
water park in Shanghai and
interiors for Asia’s largest aquarium in Pudong, and was
also a principal designer for
Happy Valley Beijing. Mr. Smith has been a Senior Designer
companies as well as an independent freelancer and is
currently the Design Director
for Longri Landscape Company and lives with his wife and son
LECTURE - at the IOWA State University
CURRICULUM VITAE – CV
Shanghai Disney, 2014-Present
Contracted via Longri to Walt Disney Imagineering. Duties
include providing domestic Field Art Directors for the Shanghai Disney
Beijing Water Town, 2014
Design and Build Kid's indoor recreational facility.
Longri Landscape, 2005-Present
Design Director and consultant for landscape construction
company. Projects include;
Happy Valley Beijing, Happy Valley Chengdu, Splendid China,
Buena Vista Shenzhen
and many more.
EDSA, Beijing China, 2002-2005
Senior Designer for multinational landscape design company.
Projects include; Heyuan
Resort in the Pearl Delta Region, South China Mall and
Amazon Park Shenzhen.
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, 2000-2001
Construction for special exhibitory design and installation
at China’s largest aquarium.
Lost City, Zhuhai China -1999-2000
Principal designer and consultant for installation for major
water park at The New Yuan
Ming Palace Gardens.
Amusement Leisure Worldwide Canada, 1998-2000
Designer for waterslide company with clients in Belarus,
Philippines, China and The
United Emirates. Project includes; design and supervise
construction and installation
of the world’s largest dinosaur for the Canadian government
in Alberta Canada, (made
in The Philippines).
Pico Arts, 1993-1996
Designer for product expos in Singapore, Indonesia and The
Philippines. Projects include;
Design upgrade of The Clarke Quay Adventure Ride and stage,
costumes and props for
Singapore’s National Day Parade.
Paper Moon Scenic, 1990-1992
Independent films production designer, “Goodbye Paradise”,
“Betrayal”, “Christmas Nights”,
as well as newsrooms, children’s TV and talk shows in
Hawaii Theater, 1988-1990
Principle designer and scenic artist for Westin Maui and Westin
Kauai’s dinner theatres.
Also design and build for musicals, projects include: “Hair”,
“Chorus Line”, “Dreamgirls”,”
Women Behind Bars”.
Toy Designer, 1984-1988
General Manager and Creator of The Taro Patch Doll, (50,000
units sold). Design and
create doll master
molds and costumes as well as manage factory production.