Cheryl A. Smith (known to family and friends as Cheri) born in Newark, NJ. I grew up in East Orange, NJ graduated from Clifford J. Scott H.S. After high school I attended Spelman College for 2 years, transferred to receive a B.A. degree in advertising from the University of Delaware. I received additional training from Chubb Institute in Parsippany, NJ in the Graphic Design/Animation program and Bloomfield College in the Web Design/Computer Graphic program.
My professional career began as an Art Director for Montclair State University located in Montclair, NJ. After Montclair State, I worked as a graphic designer for various companies in NYC and NJ for approximately twenty five years.
My passion for creating and designing began at the age of 5 which continued to evolve and inspire me to create The Hootz, an animated cartoon character.