Krystal Smith was born in Southwest Florida in 1994 and immediately began drawing upon acceptance of her first crayola marker. She uses her passions for both art and the natural sciences to advocate for the environment and education. She hopes that her art will encourage people to value and respect the natural world they reside in. Her nature-themed artwork is often intended to be both accurate and educational as well as decorative.

Since 2016, she has been a graphic designer for Wisdom House Books in Chapel Hill, NC where she designs and illustrates books of various genres. She is a 2016 graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore Maryland, with a BFA in Illustration. Krystal is also the recipient of several awards, including a Society of Illustrators scholarship in 2016. She has had work shown in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and New York.


Krystal is available for freelance illustration and design work, as well as custom orders on her prints and merchandise. You can also purchase her artwork at various businesses and art shows in North Carolina (Please contact her for updated locations). 

Feel free to reach out at: ksmithillustration@gmail.com