JULIAN SMITH

Creative Director

Renaissance media veteran creating and producing independently and codependently with brands, agencies and production companies alike.

Digital Ninja

Digital innovator since 2006, responsible for billions of impressions, millions of subscribers, ad buys on the Grammy Awards, World Cup and more.

Collaborator

Recently: BBC (Creative lead, Development), David&Goliath (Creative/Production), Kia Motors (Creative director), Hewlett Packard (Creative director, Executive producer)

JULIAN SMITH

Creative Director

Renaissance media veteran creating and producing independently and codependently with brands, agencies and production companies alike.

Digital Ninja

Digital innovator since 2006, responsible for billions of impressions, millions of subscribers, ad buys on the Grammy Awards, World Cup and more.

Collaborator

Recently: BBC (Creative lead, Development), David&Goliath (Creative/Production), Kia Motors (Creative director), Hewlett Packard (Creative director, Executive producer)

CLIENTS

                                                                                                         

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

1 billion+
Original Content Views
76%
Viewer Retention Average
3 million
Social Footprint
18
Years in Media

Independent Works

More Shorts
Creative Director / Art Director / Executive Producer
  • Malk

    An argument escalates quickly over the pronunciation of “milk.” | 32MM Views
  • I Wish I Was A Black Guy

    Just two loser honkeys wishing that they had more soul. | 2MM Views
  • I’m Reading A Book

    A cracker rap for all the book club nerds. | 10.5MM Views
  • Everything’s Okay Now

    Everything’s at a 10 in this couple’s bizarre relationship (starring Amy Acker). | 3.5MM Views
  • Waffles

    When your friend wants all the waffles (starring Rhett & Link). | 22MM Views
  • Content

    When you aren’t content with your content. | 480K Views
  • Reservation

    A first date goes south when a man is repeatedly impaled by invisible arrows. | 2MM Views
  • Never Get Naked In Your Shower

    A cautionary ballad about getting naked in someone else’s shower. | 7MM Views
  • Akbar

    The legend of Akbar the corn, as told by Jeffery Dallas. | 10MM Views
  • WiFi

    What to do when the internet goes down? | 3MM Views

Codependent Works

Creative Director / Director / Executive Producer

Let's Work It

I make things: Brand strategies, creative campaigns and content for all screen sizes. People say I’ve got too many interests but my first love is creation itself, from stories, to photos, music, furniture and scientifically brewed cups of coffee. Born and raised in Nashville, I set up shop in LA ten years ago. I don't know where I live anymore.

Founded Julian Smith Productions in 2001; age 14, my family had to drive me to meetings. Homeschooled, I was able to gain production experience during the day, save money, as well as further delay my childhood. In 2007, I applied my years of creative and production experience to launch a cinematic comedy destination on YouTube. The first of its kind on this platform, my channel quickly became a 1st generation YouTube Partner, Top 100 channel (out of 70 million), driver of millions of sales and subscribers, and billions of impressions.

When YouTubers started doing brand deals, I chose a different path, leveraging my success with digital shorts to jumpstart a career as a creative director and digital specialist; and have been fortunate to lead an array of objectives for my favorite brands, entertainment studios and marketing / advertising agencies. Getting back behind the scenes rekindled an old flame I’d forgotten, and while I still enjoy acting from time to time, I do tend to prefer the creative problem solving aspects of storytelling. I’d love to hear about your goals and how we could collaborate.

I'm also a husband and father to three charming kiddos (the charming part I attribute to my wife's genes). Thanks for stopping by.

PS: A hidden button on this page will play some videos I made as a teenager. It is what it is.

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(intermittent social media breaks, though I do check email consistently)