Grace Smith
Photo by Sharon Pruitt


Grace Smith

Here goes one of those icky third person bios….

Grace Smith grew up in County Antrim, Northern Ireland (where she always felt a little geeky), and graduated from the University of Ulster with an Honours Degree in Multimedia Design (where her geekiness was embraced).

She spent two years working within the newspaper industry as a designer (where she developed an unhealthy obsession with typography and the letters CMYK) before realising her passion for web design could no longer be contained. Armed with a Start A Business Diploma, a sense of adventure and a healthy dose of self determination she knew it was time to go solo.

In 2006, she founded her own studio Postscript5 (unless you have a free afternoon don’t ask her to explain the name), where she committed to a life of reaching for pixel perfection. In her office (sponsored by IKEA) overlooking the beautiful Irish countryside, she works with clients from all over the world (getting paid to do what she loves and in turn making the web a more beautiful place).

Grace has been described by her peers as “that heavy-linkin, web-lovin, hard-workin gal from Ireland” (thanks Jonathan) and refuses to work on anything other than an Apple Mac.

(She doesn’t like to brag about it but) she’s been featured in numerous online and print publications and is a contributing author to Mashable, one of the largest Tech & Social Media News Websites in the world. She has been interviewed by Channel 4 Talent (hello nerves) and named one of the Top 50 Female Designers in the world.

Back to normal person speak…

Hi! This blog is an extension of my portfolio and serves as a creative outlet to express my thoughts and ideas on the topics that are of most interest to me, primarly design based. WordPress is the powerhouse behind the site, which also happens to be the CMS I work with on a near daily basis for both personal and client projects.

I am very social on the Internet and am a member of a number of online communities, some of which you can find some below.

    Google + – Discussions with an interest in Design & Photography
    Twitter – Wealth of resources and lively discussion on the state of the web
    Flickr – My other passion! I’m currently undertaking a Project 52
    LinkedIn – Business networking

If you need to get in touch please use the Contact form.