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HELLO!

I'M RUSS SMITH: FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, COPYWRITER AND AVID TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER.

Here I sit. Daydreaming of logos and brochures yet to be born, and websites waiting in the wings (I dream dramatically as you can tell). Advertising dying to live. Branding growing up and leaving the nest.

I love briefs of all shapes and sizes, so feel free to send some my way.

For more than 10 years, Russ has worked with me on projects big and small; for Fortune 500 companies and small entrepreneurs. He surprises and delights all our clients, and every job is done meticulously, paying attention to the finest details, and always on time. Russ will take a job from start to finish, ensuring that the end product is of the highest standard, whether print, digital or video.

Liz Grantham

Managing Director, Egg Entertainment, Johannesburg

To say Russ has huge design talent is only part of the story. He is a thought partner, a designer, a wordsmith and a real joy to work with. His work has helped our sales teams drive revenue and share growth across a number of products.

Caryn Englander

Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Mastercard, New York

Russ’s combination of creativity and professionalism make working with him a true pleasure. His clarity is unrivaled, and he has an exceptional ability to transform vision and direction into beautiful, on-target creative.

Amanda Slabber

Managing Director, Live Plus, Johannesburg

Expect a lot from Russ. He will deliver. He is one of the few people I have come across who combines creativity with common sense, flair with attention to detail.

Michael Spring

Director, Wild West Advertising, London

In all my dealings with Russ over the years, he has been the model professional: reliable, patient and customer-orientated.  It is always a pleasure working with him. I recommend him unreservedly.

Hannah Wilson

Director, Wilson's Law, Johannesburg

Russ has the rare ability to take ownership of his work, no matter the project size. He is intelligent, reliable, diligent, a pro-active thinker and planner, and he produces very exciting and exceptionally creative work to boot!

Julia Laubscher

Director, Julia Laubscher Marketing Consultancy, Johannesburg

We love working with Russ, he delivers to the highest standard, he’s fun to work with and comes up with innovative ideas.  We wouldn’t use anyone else.

Fiona Naysmith

Director, Red Anchor Recruitment, London

Russ is our go-to guy whenever we need design work. He’s the custodian of our brand and we call on him every time our clients need new, clever, beautiful brand and design support.

Jennifer Kann

Founder and Managing Director, Lingo Communications, Johannesburg

I had the opportunity to work with Russ on two corporate identity projects for new companies that I established. He proved to be highly professional, creative and always delivered work of a very high quality, on time. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Paul Edwards

Chairman, Equilibre Bioenergy and Merryn Capital, Mauritius

Working with Russ, and travelling with him to see my clients in Africa is an inspiring journey.  I find him to be intuitive around the clients’ needs, very creative with the solutions provided, and professional in all our interactions.  His adaptability and understanding of local environments, and attention to detail make it a pleasure to work with him.

Nick Ristic

Founder and Managing Director, OneTwoSix, Johannesburg

Working with Russ will be one of the best decisions you ever make!

Liz Grantham

Managing Director, Egg Entertainment, Johannesburg

Russ’s incredible creative skills are complemented by his drive to really get under the skin of a product. To understand the target, their needs, and how the product solves these needs in a better way.

Caryn Englander

Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Mastercard, New York

Russ is easy to communicate with, incredibly organized with remarkable attention to detail. If you’re looking for the best, you’ve just found him!

Amanda Slabber

Managing Director, Live Plus, Johannesburg

Simply the best!

Elsa Young

Founder and designer, Huckhl, Johannesburg

+27 74 172 1777

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