About Marie Smth
Nice to meet you here!
I am Marie Smith, the founder, brand designer, and illustrator of this design studio.
I possess extensive experience in the domains of design, marketing, and business.
I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Arts in 2012, my career as a freelance designer began in 2010. During this time, I have focused on designing branding, identity, and advertising materials.
I have experience working as a UI/UX designer for various companies, including Mastercard mobile, Wargaming, and Alfabank.
My career journey began in 2010 when I worked as a Graphic Designer for an advertising agency called "Sarafannoe radio" in Gomel, Belarus.
From there, I went on to work as a Graphic Designer for Design studio "Concept" in Gomel in 2011, followed by a stint as a freelancer from 2012-2013.
In 2013-2014, I worked as a UI Designer for a fintech company called "Intervale" in Gomel, and then as a UI/UX Designer for gamedev company "Wargaming" in Minsk, Belarus from 2014-2015.
Back in 2015, I established my own Youtube channel, where I focused on discussing topics related to UI and UX design.
Although my channel has amassed around 900,000 views, I have not recorded any new videos for a few years now.
I authored a book about design principles in 2016. Additionally, I have developed three design courses, two of which focus on UI/UX design and one that centers on lettering and calligraphy.
Red Lips Journal
In 2015, my friends and I founded Red Lips Journal, a lifestyle magazine dedicated to women.
As the Editor-in-Chief and Art Director, I oversaw the publication's operations. Red Lips Journal was well-received, and we published a new long-read article every day.
We collaborated with bloggers and brands and had around ten authors, which helped us create an engaging community.
In 2018, I founded Something Special, a clothing business in Gomel, Belarus, that specialized in printing and sewing.
The brand's primary characteristic was its creative and humorous illustrations, which I personally designed.
By 2020, we were receiving around 40-50 orders per day via our website, primarily from clients in Belarus and Russia.
Unfortunately, due to my relocation to Warsaw, Poland, I had to temporarily suspend the business in 2022.
Starting in 2022, I began working as a freelance illustrator. My focus is on creating patterns and graphic collections, which I sell through various platforms, including my personal website.
If my work interests you, please feel free to browse my collection and make a purchase.