Becky Smith is the founder of Twin magazine.
With experience at the highest level across multiple media platforms, Smith has a skill-set that incorporates graphic design, filmmaking and digital content creation, while her resume features editorial and commercial clients including Condé Nast, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Nike.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1977, Smith graduated with a first-class degree in graphic design from Salford University, Manchester, in 1998.
Having built a graphic design pedigree at titles including i-D, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Wallpaper*, she went on to work alongside Robin Derrick at British Vogue, before founding the first of her ground-breaking magazines, Lula, in 2004.
In 2009 she launched the highly respected arts and fashion title Twin – a beautifully produced, hardback biannual, with online content published at twinfactory.co.uk.
In the same year, Smith set up Twin.studio, an independent creative consultancy for fashion and art brands. Her client roster includes Stella McCartney, Timothy Han, Markoo, Whistles, John Lewis, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Rimmel, ASOS, Oasis, Ferrari, L’Oréal, Levi’s, Urban Outfitters and Topshop.
Currently heading up Twin.studio, Smith’s commercial CV includes stints at Spring Creative working with brands such as Max Mara and Acquascutum, and at award-winning digital agency AKQA, art-directing Nike Sportswear and Forevermark campaigns. More recently she consulted for advertising agency RKCR/Y&R on the Chanel Eau fragrance launch.
A keen mentor of the next generation, Smith is one of the creative directors guiding students on the Mastered programme under Fabian Baron.
She has lectured at Chelsea College of Art & Design and Shillington College; she is a regular guest speaker at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and at creative hub It’s Nice That, and has twice been a judge at the D&AD awards.