Anthony Smith began life as a cartoonist - working for Marvel Comics, Knockabout and various other publishers before getting himself a BA Honours Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from Bucks University.
Armed with this, he promptly headed for JWT, where he was employed as a Writer/Art Director.
There he wrote and art directed Nestle’s ‘Yorkie – It’s Not For Girls’ TV campaign and also worked on a number of other brands, including: Smarties, The Royal Air Force, KitKat, Polo, Kenco, The Royal National Institute for the Blind, After Eights, Smirnoff, , Persil, Lux, HSBC, Andrex, Dettol, Special K, Rice Krispies, Mazda, Aston Martin, Kleenex, Vodafone, Shell, Listerine, J&B Whiskey and Kraft’s cheese range. (For whom he created the ‘Dairylea Cows’ campaign.)
After four years at JWT, Anthony departed for the online world of PartyGaming. In two productive years there, he worked on numerous mixed media campaigns and created over twenty ‘PartyPoker’ TV commercials for both the US and European markets.
Since then, Anthony has freelanced in various advertising agencies and also worked directly to clients across a wide range of media platforms, ranging from TV to digital.
In his spare time he writes and illustrates the ‘Learn to Speak Cat’ cartoon for the Metro newspaper.