Stewart Smith

Experience

Founder, CEO, VR Strategist
Moar Technologies Corp, September 2017–Present.

Helping brands and agencies better conceptualize new virtual reality experiences. Creating longview oblique marketing strategies.

WebVR Creative Technologist
Google Data Arts Team, October 2016–August 2017.

Ideated and developed virtual reality experiences for the immersive Web, including LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Tonite” WebVR music video directed by Jonathan Puckey and Roel Wouters.

Virtual Reality Wildcard
Google Creative Lab, September 2015–August 2016.

Collaborated with Google’s Chrome and Virtual Reality teams to promote strategies in WebVR—an open platform for democratizing virtual reality by making it more accessible.

Creative Director
Yahoo, various teams, November 2013–July 2015.

Invented Yahoo Mail Autocompose as a Valentine’s Day marketing campaign resulting in a patent filing for generating messages based on the expression style of an existing corpus via machine learning. Proposed innovative strategies for utilizing existing assets.

Creative Technologist
Google Creative Lab, July 2012–October 2013.

Concepted and launched two highly successful Mobile Chrome promotions: Racer, a multi-device social racing game and Roll It, an accelerometer-based Skeeball-like game. Created the Rubik’s Cube Google Doodle.

Artist in Residence
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, 2010–2011.

Collaborated with ZKM, et al. to create Transactions, an exhibition centerpiece of panoramic data animations illustrating exchange within the global art network.

Artist, Designer, Coder
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 2008–2010.

Concepted, designed, and developed animated, immersive, panoramic visualizations of human migration data with DS+R, et al. for “Exit (Terre Natale)” exhibition piece. Now included in Fondation Cartier’s permanent collection.

Other

Worked with Harvard University’s metaLAB, Audi, Columbia University’s Spacial Information Design Lab, served as a judge for TED’s Ads Worth Spreading, founded, produced, and interviewed for Tweed Magazine.

Awards

US Patent & Trademark Office
Expressing statements in messages with personalized expression style, 2014.
Multiplayer game for display across multiple devices, 2013.
Cannes Lions
Gold Mobile Lion, Creative use of technology, 2014.
Bronze Mobile Lion, Innovative mobile technology, 2014.
Art Directors Club
Young Gun class of YG7, Best creatives under 30, 2009.
Favourite Website Awards
Site of the Month. Cutting Edge Project of the Week × 2. Site of the Day × 3. Mobile of the Day. 2014, 2015, 2017.
Webby Awards
Social Gaming Nominee. Integrated Mobile Experience Nominee. Technical Achievement Honoree. Games Related Honoree. Game or Application Honoree. 2013.

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Yale University, 2006–2008.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
University of Connecticut, 1999–2003.

Teaching

Adjunct Professor
NYU, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Autumn 2012.

Created semester graduate course, titled Visualizing JavaScript, emphasizing design and clarity of communication under sometimes humorous constraints.

Adjunct Professor
NYU, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Autumn 2009.

Created semester graduate course, titled Visualizing Data: Code Meets Graphic Design, mixing design critique with code development in Processing and Java.

Other

Served as a visiting critic at esteemed institutions such as Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the Royal College of Art, Central St. Martins, and the University of Art and Design, Lausanne (ÉCAL). Have enjoyed presenting work at top agencies, meet-ups, and professional conferences.