Johnathan "Jayce" Smith, is a husband, brother, and father. He is the current Head Graphic Designer for the California State University Fullerton Athletic Department and Interim Sports Information Director for Men's and Women's Cross-Country, Women's Indoor Track, and Men's & Women's Track & field.
In his spare time he enjoys exploring new parks and places with his family and expanding his Pokédex. Running, golf, and basketball keep him active and is always open to playing rounds at new courses around the globe.
His passion for visual design stemmed from his education and experiences as a designer and former student-athlete. In 2011, he received two Associates Degrees from Riverside City College; one in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the other in Humanities, Philosophy, and Arts. During his academic venture, Jayce participated on the Men's Cross-Country and Track & Field team from 2009 to 2011, where he received All-Academic Honors and was a Dean's List recipient for two consecutive semesters his sophomore year.
In 2014, Jayce received his B.F.A. in ART with an emphasis in Graphic Design from California State University, Fullerton. During his academic venture, Jayce was able to walk-on to the Men's Track & Field team and earn a spot on the Men's Cross-Country team, where he competed from 2011-2014. Jayce also served as a Resident Advisor for student housing during the 2012-13 academic year. Concurrently, he became one of the founding members of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity, Mu Epsilon Chapter.
In 2015, Jayce served as a contracted Junior Graphic Designer for American Dawn Inc. His main duties consisted of conducting photo shoots, photo editing, and layout design for New York, NY trade shows.
At the conclusion of his term with ADI, Jayce accepted a full-time position with AT&T where his passion for design continued to award him opportunities. While working through a multitude of managerial positions, Jayce oversaw locational social media accounts that supported an ROI excess of $5Million. During his time with AT&T, Jayce participated in the pre and post development of training videos, and implemented a New Hire Orientation program for his South Orange County district at the time.
In 2019, he began his M.A. in Business, Design & Technology at the University of Southern California: Iovine Young Academy.
In 2021, he would transfer to the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Fullerton...