Portrait of  Brent Hardy-Smith Brent Hardy-Smith

b.hardy-smith@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471815


I have 25 years of commercial experience in Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation. I have worked on a variety of prestigious commercial commissions. I have a good knowledge in establishing International Creative Networks to assist teaching and learning to large student groups of a multi disciplinary nature. I recently participated as an industry specialist on, The COLLABOR8 Project This was an eight-week long fully online education initiative hosted by The Omnium Research Group and COFA Online that aims to establish a basis for collaborative online art and design projects between Universities in Australia and China. The project aimed to create awareness about the importance of cross-cultural design practice by challenging students to work together to design surface graphics for sustainable applications in the development of contemporary ceramics, textiles, products and environments.

I came to the University of Huddersfield in the summer of 1998 and since this time have been involved in teaching across a variety of design disciplines. Alongside teaching I am admission tutor for Graphic Design, Animation and Motion Graphics and a Staff Development Champion.

Research and Scholarship

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hardy-Smith, B (2017) Bearded beast version 1-4 [Show/Exhibition]

Hardy-Smith, B (2017) Silver back bowler [Show/Exhibition]


  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy