Ivy K. Smart

Senior Designer

Ivy K. Smart

Ivy was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She did children’s theater starting from a young age and continued throughout high school, attending Academy of Performing Arts in Huntington Beach, with a focus on musical theater. She performed throughout Southern California in both singing and improv comedy troupes. She still does improvisational comedy as a hobby and for personal development. After high school, Ivy worked for a mortgage company as a receptionist while learning photo retouching and layout design during downtime. She did a summer study abroad program in London and upon her return, started her first job as a full-time graphic designer (self-taught). At age 24, she went back to school to learn graphic design from the fundamentals, attending the Art Institutes – B.S. program. In 2014, after consistently working as an in-house graphic designer, mostly in the Home Design and Real Estate industries, she was promoted to a senior graphic designer. Professionally, she enjoys being able to brainstorm in a creative environment and mentor new graphic designers. Personally, she also enjoys baking, Sunday brunch, live music, traveling and going to Disneyland. She’s excited and honored to be part of the amazing team at Halton Pardee + Partners.