Member Monday: Cameo Smith

This Monday’s Member is Cameo Smith. Follow her on Instagram and view her portfolio site. Also, connect with her on LinkedIn.


Describe yourself in one sentence.

I would describe myself as someone who’s always searching for new ways to improve my design work and the latest song to add to my playlist.

Where do you work/go to school?

I will be graduating from Ball State University in May 2020 with my BFA in Visual Communication.

Favorite program/tools to use for designing?

I’ve really been enjoying using Procreate on my iPad to incorporate hand-drawn elements into my designs. There’s so much that can be done within the program, and  I enjoy its adaptability across the Adobe Creative products (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) I also use. 

Design hero?

My current design hero would have to be Jessica Walsh. I’m really enjoying watching her newest company make bold, interesting work and her commitment to empowering women. It makes me excited to enter into this field knowing there’s powerful women succeeding in it!

Favorite thing to do outside of work?

When I am not working on my latest design, you’ll find me at the nearest music festival or concert, scrolling through Instagram, driving my Camaro, or drinking a large Root Beer.

Favorite place in Indy?

My favorite places in Indy are Ruoff Music Center or, unashamedly, Urban Outfitters in the Fashion Mall.

How and why did you get involved with AIGA? Approximately how long have you been involved with the organization?

I got involved with AIGA after hearing about the national conference, and have only been an official member for about a year. I had been to a few meetings at the local Ball State chapter previously. I love looking through the AIGA Indy Instagram, learning about fellow Indiana based designers and the resources available for students and entering the design world.

Any projects you want to highlight?

I just finished up my senior design campaign, Ecoustics, which is featured on my website Ecoustics is an initiative that would give music festivals the opportunity to reduce waste and educate festival goers on sustainable practices.

By Kailee Koehler
Published May 4, 2020