Alfie Smith

Alfie Smith

My name is Alfie and I like to make puppets out of the trash. All I really want to do with my life is help people feel okay.


I believe in creativity as a coping mechanism. Art (in all its forms) has a way of making life feel a little lighter for a second. Doesn’t matter what medium, art comes from the guts. The goal in all my classes is to promote play, make a mess, clean it up, and nurture curiosity through creativity.

If I can help somebody find a new means of making; a new means of expression, then consider my purpose fulfilled.

My Education

University of Texas at Arlington
Associates of Fine Arts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA in Art Therapy + Art Administration

My Experience

Project Onward
Studio Assistant +
Cabinet of Curiosity Events
Production Apprentice + Puppeteer
Walt Disney Company
Safari Driver + Event Coordinator