Profile for Crystal Smith

Hi, I’m Crystal
I’m an illustrator, artist, maker, traveller, and plant-lover.
I illustrate the natural world to spark curiosity and wonder, kindle concern, and illuminate issues.

I’m the daughter of a lighthouse keeper and started life on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean, where groceries were delivered by helicopter and trips to town meant riding with the Coast Guard. I’m still an island girl —just on a bigger island now— off the coast of BC Canada.

I earned my BFA in visual arts from Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC. I’ve been honored to work with the David Suzuki Foundation and Parks Canada, along with other clients.

Currently, I am working with Groundwood Books as an illustrator on MAYBE A WHALE with author Kirsten Pendreigh, a children’s picture book coming out in Fall 2023.

Please contact me if you are interested in working together!