Sarah Smizz

Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time

Artist / Live-Drawer / [PHD] Researcher / Radiation-Oncology Grad / Collaborator / works in Public Health / Adventurer / Optimist / Creative-methods-campaigner / Photographer / Occasional Designer / Excessive Tweeter / An All Hoper / Practicing Kindness / Re-evaluating Life / Trying to make the world a better, more equal & fun place / Ramen Lover / Trying to remind people that there’s a huge difference between being alive and FEELIN’ alive / Northern Lights Chaser / NYC + Tokyo lover / Loves a colour gradient / Yorkshire Kid / wanna be surfer  / rides fixie / a DMBC Labour Party councillor!

I LOVE meeting new people
so get in touch :

Chapter New*
/// 2021-

  1. Camp Get Together!

  2. Arty Party in the Park!

  3. Surf dreams

  4. A Local Councillor

  5. Supporting Our Communities

Chapter  2021-2018

  1. Care & Exhaustion (Donx Creates)


  3. Active Withernsea

  4. Giving Voice

  5. Double Agency

  6. Hospital Adventures

  7. Critical Arts in Health


  9. Camp Do It Together

  10. Get Doncaster Moving

  11. *Live Drawing Gigs*

  12. Creative Radiotherapy Communication

  13. Positive Deviance

  14. Other cool healthcare projects I’ve worked on

  15. Drawings On The Go

Chapter 2018-2010 

(A Chosen Selection of older works/projects, no date order)

  1. F/O/R/C/E

  2. ReAdvertise

    (Site Gallery Emerging Artist Residency)
  3. POWERnoid

  4. #Class

    (Winkleman Gallery, NYC)

    (Previously CAKE Artspace, Sheffield)
  6. CAaD

    (contemporary art as dialogue collective)
  7. Art School inside the Art School

  8. AREA Chicago
  9. Project Biennale

Chapter 2010 & before

  1. Utopian Protagonists
  2. Shadow Cities

Fun Stuff!

  1. I love making Spotify Playlists
  2. I love making Travel Videos
  3. I like to Blog from time to time

Coming soon
Old websites


Smizz Likes You!


I'm Sarah Smizz 

→ Artist → Graphic Facilitator → Award Winning Radiotherapist (theraputic radiographer) → SHU VC-scholarship PHD Researcher → Lecturer → Healthcare Innovation Designer → System-complexity thinker → Social-Justice & → Equity advocator → Optimist/dreamer/dream-team-member.

→ Re-evaluating life. Here for a good time, not a long time.

Want to work together?! Or say HI? I love getting chai-tea lattes and fun drinks & finding the best ramens and sandwiches.

Holla at me:
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Tweet me: @smizz 


I come from a super working class background, born & raised in the Donx (Doncaster, SY, UK). I grew up in relative poverty, escaping domestic violence which made my mom, younger bro & I homeless for about 7 months (I was 15). I’m the first person to finish high-school & go to university.  When things started to work out, I got super sick & it changed everrrrything.

But I’ve been given another second chance to live, so I am going to take it. When you’re not sure how much time you have - every thing counts. Things that seemed important before - turns out they’re not that important. But the really important stuff, are the things that we think we can forget about - come back to when we have time/money. But this would be a mistake. Time is spent, money is circulated. I often try and ask myself when I’m not sure: what would you do if you wasn’t afraid?

I guess you don’t usually see this kind of over-sharing, too-much-information on a persons website on the about me section. 

But i’ve spent a long time be ashamed of this stuff, when I realize that it’s my own power.

I have a super unique perspective in multiple systems. I understand alot of public health issues, because I lived it, my family lives in it. But I have also studied it, and worked in it.

I understand what is super important to patients and loved one in the system. But clinically understand the barriers that are built into the culture and systems. I understand how carers voices need to be amplified and re-thought about in a system that forgets the really human, complex things. I know how (higher) education doesn’t really have voices like mine in it, or tries to sterotype it, or not do any research into it. 

But it means that this double-agency of mine makes me the perfect person to work on your project.

I can make really complex things become more accessible /// fun /// engaging /// simple.

I can understand and turn complicated subject matter & its difficult terminology (such as in healthcare, medical, philosophical, governmental policy, etc) into everyday language through the power of image!

I can help to bring new ways to thinking and seeing big system stuff. 



→ wanting to make the world a better place!

→ trying to enhance healthcare outcomes and experiences, and amplifying marginalized voices

→ I LOVE travelling, especially to NYC & Tokyo

→ I love education & trying to make it accessible to everyone!

→ I love working with people and their communities!

→ Love growing plants and drawing the world around me!

One version of my multiple Resumes (this is my research one)