Maggy Smith was born to a small dynasty of Polish craftsmen, illustrators, inventors, and designers. Her childhood home in the Wisconsin wilderness featured not only hills and cornfields, but mosaic bathroom counters and 12-foot metal flowers in the garden. She pulled her first all-nighter helping her uncle and her grandmother glue clocks to a fiberglass cow. Clearly she was doomed at an early age.

Today, her work still carries the same sense of quirkiness and resourcefulness that her family taught her, but also weaves in a love of narrative and story that’s all her own.

Digital art and design holds first place in her heart, but she also paints, takes photos, and makes assemblage jewelry.