Rico Smith

Digital Designer

Johannesburg, South Africa
Solve problems and make the world a better place. Life's too short to take yourself too seriously.

Work Experience


Senior UI Design Consultant

September 2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Lucky Beard

Senior UI Designer

June 2017 - August 2017 Centurion, South Africa


Senior UI Designer

January 2017 - May 2017 South Africa


Senior Designer

January 2015 - Present Johannesburg, South Africa

Gloo Digital Design

Digital Designer

I am a Mid-Weight Digital Designer solving communication problems in a digital environment. My aim is to create meaningful and engaging digital solutions for the brands I work on.
October 2012 - December 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa

Promise Brand Specialists

Digital Designer

During this period I worked as a digital designer on various brands including: Castle Lite, Renault, Eversheds, Brutal Fruit, CNA and GT247.com.

I developed the user experience for a brand new trade betting application for GT247 which was a first in South Africa.
June 2011 - September 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa

Toolbox Studio


For my under-graduate studies I had to work at a design studio as an intern. I realized there that I really enjoyed being the hybrid designer and front-end developer that I am today. I worked for 6 weeks there and enjoyed my time but decided not to take on the job that they offered me and rather decided to be a full-time freelancer.
January 2010 - February 2010 Pretoria, South Africa


The Open Window

BA Visual Communication

Pretoria, South Africa


Afrikaans (Native),
English (Fluent),


Bookmarks Awards

Gold Bookmark Award - Use of User Generated Content - FNB Ideas Can Help


Bookmarks Awards

Silver Bookmark Award - Social Media Properties - FNB: Ideas Can Help



Adobe After Effects, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Web Design, Axure,