Kent Smith is a Lawrence, KS based illustrator, designer, teacher, problem-maker, problem-solver, mad scientist and mayor of Smittytown. In all his endeavors, he celebrates how fortunate he is to spend his days making pictures and talking about art and design. Kent’s work can be found in things ranging from children’s toys to beer labels and huge woodblocks to tiny trading cards. Kent embraces new challenges and solving new problems. Using design thinking and working in a variety of media allows Kent to offer up solutions chock-full of humor, personality and unexpected connections. His work often centers on themes of storytelling, community building, unexplained phenomena and the magic that exists all around us. Kent loves super-heroes, ninjas, monkeys, UFOs, cryptids, robots, ray-guns, and romance.