Gabrielle Smith is a British-Grenadian multi-disciplinary creative and cultural producer. She currently works as a Designer for CNN International’s Visual News team.
Gabrielle began her broadcast design career in 2008 at ITV News as a Motion Graphic Designer; where she honed her skill for understanding how elemental design is to news and applying this to global stories and was also the creative lead on the channel’s first ever live-streamed ‘Leaders Live’ debate held in conjunction with Bite the Ballot, which saw some of the UK’s prominent youth influencers in debate with UK political party leaders.
That same year, Gabrielle founded the:nublk – a platform centred around creators from Africa, the Caribbean and their diasporas. Ever dynamic, the:nublk has grown into a digital creative hub whose definition of Blackness is activated by the content and the context of the creators it features.
the:nublk has since transitioned into a digital archive for the cultivation of Black creativity, joy and the bolstering of the voices who help create it. This has lent itself to allowing Gabrielle to and participate in special events with organisations such as Google, Tate Britain, SXSW, Social Media Week, London School of Economics, University of the Arts London.
Gabrielle is known for her nuanced visual approaches through shining a light on the overlooked background stories, trends and movements often led by historically marginalised communities, that need more attention in the world-at-large. She seeks to continue to extend this mandate through the work she creates.