Carolynne Smith

1161 Shadow Hawk Drive    •    Shingle Springs, CA    •    530-677-9616    •


CarolynneAndPixel200I am equally as passionate about design as  I am about horses. After my first ten years working exclusively in the equine industry, I decided to revisit my artistic side. In my younger years, I enjoyed creating various works of art, whether it be with pencil and paper or needle and thread, so it seemed only natural to meld the two talents into a marketable business.


It is extremely rewarding to have clients tell me the designs I create for them give them a more noticeable presence which, in turn, results in increased business. When they achieve a greater level of success, it means that I have also succeeded.


That is the entire purpose behind what I do.



High level of proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and LightRoom


Well-versed in HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Layout and Design

Detail-oriented and organized, with a strong sense of creativity and an excellent grasp of design principles


Design Experience

2003 – present

PixelGraphix Design
Owner and Principal Designer
Shingle Springs, CA

Implemented successful design solutions for close to 200 clients. Projects included, but not limited to, websites and web graphics, logos, brochures, postcards and rack cards, publications, large-scale graphics, business cards, and magazine ads.

Clientele includes equine and non-equine businesses and non-profits.

1999 – 2004

Identity Services
Production Artist
Rohnert Park, CA

Duties included creating signage and production art for large scale graphics with a focus on convenience store interiors.

Equine Experience

2003 – present

Dressage Trainer and Instructor
Shingle Springs, CA

Coached multiple students of varying ages in dressage fundamentals for both personal edification and competition. Also trained multiple young horses through second and third level dressage. Currently schooling own horse in the FEI movements.

1998 – 2000

Sporthorse America
Manager and Assistant Trainer to Lilo Fore
Santa Rosa, CA

Duties included daily stable management for up to 20 horses; managed breeding program; trained client horses and young horses

1997 – 1998

Spring Creek Equestrian Center
Facility Manager, Instructor, and Trainer
Jackson, WY

Managed 40-horse facility. Coached multiple students of varying ages in dressage fundamentals for both personal edification and for competition. Also schooled young horses and client-owned horses through FEI dressage.

1990 – 1996

Iron Spring Farm
Stallion Manager
Coatesville, PA

Managed up to six breeding and competition stallions. Trained and successfully showed young stallions up to Third Level dressage. Consistently in the ribbons and numerous champion awards.


2000 – 2003

Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA
Applied Graphics Major

1984 – 1989

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
Concentration in Equine Studies