My name is Joanne Smith and I've lived in Maine for most of my life. As the years go by, I can't imagine living anywhere else. During the last year as a student at Southern Maine Community College, I've discovered my passion for visual storytelling.

Artist Statement

When I set out to prepare my senior student portfolio, my goal was to combine the skills I’ve learned in photography, motion graphics and video production to tell compelling stories about why Maine is a special place to work, live and play. I wanted to demonstrate how these disciplines can be used in branding, marketing, data presentation, and human interest stories.

I chose projects that incorporate familiar imagery and themes from Maine and New England. We live in a geographically diverse and unique state. Residents and visitors can enjoy miles of coast, pristine beaches, mountains, forests, a growing metropolitan hub and the simplicity of small town life. And while we are most often thought of as a summer vacation spot, I wanted to share my love for the place I live all year long.

After graduation,  I want to work with businesses and individuals who share my passion for Maine and help them tell their stories.

For additional information about my work experience, please review my resume.