My experience and skillset enable me to work with global clients and agencies from concept, strategy and copywriting through to design, execution and delivery; whether it be branding, websites, digital solutions, advertising or print marketing.

I’m Russ. Lover of the African spirit, the American dream, Indian summers and Belgian beer.

I have worked as a freelance graphic designer, website designer and creative director in Johannesburg and London collectively for over 10 years. I was also a partner and executive creative director at Wild West Advertising in London for eight years and at Egg Entertainment in Johannesburg for over four.

My passion in life is art and design. Add reading, travel, music and dogs (blissfully snoozing at my feet as I work) to the mix, and I’m an immensely happy guy.

WHAT I OFFER

Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

BRANDING

  • Logo designs
  • Corporate guidelines
  • Rebranding
  • Brand audits
Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

WEBSITES

  • WordPress website creation
  • Front-end website design
  • SEO
  • E-commerce integration
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DIGITAL

  • Email templates
  • Social content creative
  • Presentations
  • Information design
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ADVERTISING

  • Out-of-home
  • Print
  • Online
  • In-store campaigns
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PRINT

  • Brochures
  • Leaflets and posters
  • In-store collateral
  • Packaging
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PRODUCTION

  • Print handling
  • Photoshoots
  • Illustration
  • Copywriting

WHAT I OFFER

Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

BRANDING

  • Logo designs
  • Corporate guidelines
  • Rebranding
  • Brand audits
Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

WEBSITES

  • WordPress website creation
  • Front-end website design
  • SEO
  • E-commerce integration
Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

DIGITAL

  • Email templates
  • Social content creative
  • Presentations
  • nformation design
Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

ADVERTISING

  • Out-of-home
  • Print
  • Online
  • In-store campaigns
Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

PRINT

  • Brochures
  • Leaflets and posters
  • In-store collateral
  • Packaging
Illustrative portrait of Amanda Slabber

PRODUCTION

  • Print handling
  • Photoshoots
  • Illustration
  • Copywriting

Russ is the most inventive of creatives. His combination of creativity and professionalism makes him an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only does he have an exceptional ability to transform vision into beautiful, on-target creative, but he is easy to communicate with and incredibly organised with remarkable attention to detail.

AMANDA SLABBER

Managing Director, LivePlus, Johannesburg

Russ is our go-to person when it comes to design, branding, marketing and strategy. We love working with him, he offers a wealth of experience and knowledge, delivers to the highest standard, is fun to work with and always comes up with innovative ideas. We wouldn’t use anyone else.

FIONA NAYSMITH

Founder of FeeFee's and Director of Red Anchor Recruitment, London

Working with Russ is a dream. He always takes the time to understand what it is that we want and the outcome always surpasses our expectations. Thank you, Russ, for bringing ideas to life!

LAURA DUBE

HOD, Content and UX, TheOptimal.me, Mauritius

WHY ME

EXPERIENCE THAT SHOWS

I’ve worked on countless campaigns in the financial services, hospitality, recruitment, legal, FMCG, retail and consulting industries from concept to completion. My work is strategic, beautiful, relevant and engaging.

THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

I’m easy to work with. I commit to my clients through great service, professionalism and hard work. I care about every job, large or small, and I’m a stickler for detail. Creativity and results are my top priorities.

SMALL AND NIMBLE

I work directly with my clients, so briefs are rarely lost in translation. With no bureaucracy I can also turn urgent jobs around faster.

TRUSTWORTHY

I pride myself on my honesty and transparency. I deliver projects on time and within budget.

RECENT PROJECTS

Caroline Smith's website as seen on a laptop screen
Caroline Smith Health Coach: business cards

CAROLINE SMITH HEALTH COACH

Logo design and website creation to help jumpstart an exciting new venture in the burgeoning health sphere.

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Caroline Smith's website as seen on a laptop screen
Caroline Smith Health Coach: business cards

CAROLINE SMITH HEALTH COACH

Logo design and website creation to help jumpstart an exciting new venture in the burgeoning health sphere.

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Huckhl ribbon, designed by MR.SMiTH Creative Studio
Huckhl book cover

HUCKHL

Branding for a new up-market brand specialising in limited-edition scarves and textiles.

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Huckhl book cover

HUCKHL

Branding for a new up-market brand specialising in limited-edition scarves and textiles.

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Huckhl ribbon, designed by MR.SMiTH Creative Studio
Huckhl ribbon, designed by MR.SMiTH Creative Studio

HUCKHL

Branding for a new up-market brand specialising in limited-edition scarves and textiles.

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Huckhl book cover
Reconnect website viewed on a laptop
Reconnect's symbol

RECONNECT

Logo design and website creation for a new UK-based executive coaching company.

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Reconnect website viewed on a laptop
Reconnect's symbol

RECONNECT

Logo design and website creation for a new UK-based executive coaching company.

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