Zeke Smith Illustration provides: Technical and product illustration, scientific/ medical illustration, animals/ nature/ botanical illustration, line art, children's book illustration, infographic and map illustration, Flash animation.

Tools used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, and good old-fashioned pens, pencils, and paintbrushes.

History/ Education: Zeke grew up in rural Northern California where he developed a love for drawing and the natural world. He earned a bachelor's degree in art and graduate certificate degree in science illustration at UC Santa Cruz. He works as a freelance illustrator using both traditional and digital media. Clients appreciate his meticulous attention to detail, creative problem solving, and dependability.

Zeke is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

Clients include: 

Zeke Smith

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  • 3M
  • Agile Mind
  • The Association for Business Communication (ABC) 
  • California Wild Magazine 
  • Coldwell Banker 
  • Dahon, Inc.
  • Eagle Hill Foundation 
  • Electronic Publishing Services Inc. 
  • Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz 
  • Hoana Medical 
  • Kansas City Zoo 
  • Lerner Publishing 
  • Macmillan/ McGraw-Hill 
  • Manchester College 
  • Mary Jane's Farm Magazine 
  • Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company 
  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 
  • Plantronics 
  • Scholastic, Inc. 
  • SmartMoney
  • Synapse Group 
  • T. Rowe Price Investor Magazine
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • Whole Earth Magazine


  • Award of Merit: Plantronics M15D User Guide, Society for Technical Communication (Pittsburgh Chapter) 2005/ 2006 Technical Publications Competition                                               
  • Award of Merit: Plantronics HL10 Handset Lifter Accessory User Guide, Society for Technical Communication (Twin Cities Chapter) 2006 Technical Publications Competition