Damien Smith

Damien will be participating in our Emerging Talent Day (22/02/23) where he will be giving a talk on: Animation…but not as we know it alongside Eloise Shaw.

Damien Smith is a founding partner of ISO Design, which specialises in design-led interactive and immersive media installations for Museums and Galleries, Brand Experience and Visitor Centres and Broadcasters. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art Damien worked as a graphic designer and promos director in the music industry before forming ISO to work on television graphics, where they continue to work with clients such as the BBC and Channel 4. Working within broadcast they got the opportunity to help develop some of the earliest explorations in making TV content interactive and were appointed designers of the visual interface for the original BBC iplayer. A desire to apply their work on a bigger physical scale led to commissions for many of the UK’s leading cultural institutions and attractions including the Natural History Museum, London Transport Museum, the British Music Experience, Imperial War Museum and the Titanic Experience Belfast. Their project ‘The Gallery of Lost Art’ was the Tate’s first online only exhibition and won the SXSW interactive Award for Art. The studio has recently launched a dedicated R&D arm to explore future technologies and is presently working on projects in Ireland, Kuwait, Oman and China.