About

I started out as a cartoonist, working for various publications. Then in a radical career change I went off to study advertising at Bucks. Whilst there I won a student D&AD pencil which came in handy and helped me get a job as a Creative at JWT. I did rather well with my first TV campaign there and ended up writing and art-directing the TV launch ads for ‘Yorkie – Not for girls’.  The commercials helped increase sales by 40% and won some very favourable reviews. I also picked up a BTAA award for my efforts. Whilst at the agency I also created the ‘Dairylea Cows’ for Kraft.
After departing JWT I worked for PartyGaming where we made several campaigns, mainly for the US market. 
Then my career took another twist when I created the cartoon feature 'Learn to Speak Cat' for the Metro newspaper. I wrote and drew this for a few years and worked on assorted merchandising spin-offs. 
I've now returned to working in advertising as a Creative, but I still enjoy contributing cartoons to various publications. ( A little cartoon feature of mine is currently running in Private Eye entitled 'Logos as they should be'). 

Reviews: 
"Yorkie shows us how it's done. Simultaneously using its heritage and flying in the face of its competitors' activities, it has come up with a strong, simple idea that will run and run and sell chocolate by the truckload." - Leon Jaume, Campaign.
"Cartoons by Anthony Smith succeed where all the unknown billions of actual lolcats fail, in that they are genuinely funny." - Tom Peck, The Independent.