November 29, 2016

The German sense of precision and structure resonates clearly in Daniel Smith's artwork. He favors geometric prints and designs, taking inspiration from the little details in the world around him, like maps, circuits, and wiring. He believes in simplicity, accuracy, and exactness, putting effort and detail into each and every work he creates.

Daniel was born in Berlin but considers all of Europe to be his home. His father, who worked as an engineer, moved his family across the continent throughout much of Daniel's childhood. He enjoyed months at a time living in new cultures and learning new languages, with long periods spent in Poland, Russia, Austria, and Lithuania. Through his travels, Daniel fell in love with learning, taking every opportunity presented to him to explore how the world truly works. He especially loved drawing and sketching, taking art classes in every school he attended.

As a young man, Daniel prepared to follow in his father's footsteps as a mechanical engineer. He enrolled in engineering courses at Clausthal University of Technology, and completed two years of study before realizing that his passions lay elsewhere. He dropped out and enrolled in Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf instead, studying art and design with some of the top professors and artists in Germany.

Today, Daniel lives as a global nomad, traveling the world while working on his designs. His partnership with museae has allowed him to refine his skills and profit from his passions, sharing his talents and techniques with artistically-oriented shoppers around the world. "I love what I do, and I regret nothing," says Daniel. "As an artist with an engineer's mind, I can do things no one else can. I can bring my creations, my inventions, to life through my art."



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