I'm a designer from South Africa and I am currently living in Bristol in the UK. I am a strategic thinker, who uses my skills in visual (UI) design, research, design-thinking and branding to make great ideas become a reality. I have worked with large businesses, small agencies and start-ups to create digital experiences (apps, websites and marketing) for a variety of industries ranging from banking to insurance and even a chat-bot app for a business behavioural consultancy. --- **Employment and project experience** Nationwide Building Society – Bristol, United Kingdom Senior UI Design Consultant AUG 2018 – MAR 2020 I was part of a team responsible for designing the Open Banking and Fraud solutions for the Nationwide Building Society mobile banking app (No 12 best rated finance app on the App Store). I was also the lead designer iterating on and improving the usability of the Nationwide Banking App for one and a half years. I was part of the internal startup team that worked on the MVP for the future mobile banking app. I also worked on the team to develop the future consumer facing website and contributing to the Nationwide design system. Absa Bank - Freethinking – Johannesburg, South Africa Senior UI Design Consultant SEPT 2017 – MAY 2018 Responsible for identifying the problems of and improving the user experience of the absa.co.za website (Absa was one of South Africa’s biggest banks formerly known as Barclays Africa) for users while keeping business requirements in mind. Responsible for the redesign of the absa.africa group website incorporating the new Absa brand. Lucky Beard – Centurion, South Africa Senior UX/UI Designer JUN 2017 – AUG 2017 Responsible for the design of a mobile app for a business consultancy working with major brands such as Phillip Morris International. Punk – Johannesburg, South Africa Senior UX/UI Designer JAN 2017 – MAY 2017 Responsible for overseeing the development of an augmented reality experience for Siemens, development of a visual identity system for Visa and mentoring junior designers. Isobar – Johannesburg, South Africa Senior Digital Designer JAN 2015 – DEC 2016 Responsible for the concept development and design of a variety of digital marketing and social media campaigns for Nike, Huawei and Kellogg’s. Redesigned the user-experience of the resort group Sun Hotels’ website. Gloo – Johannesburg, South Africa Digital Designer OCT 2012 – DEC 2014 Responsible for the concept development and design of a variety of digital marketing and social media campaigns for First National Bank, BMW, Vodacom and Mini. --- Qualifications 2009 Ba visual communication Open window school of visual communication Certifications Oct 2017 - Dec 2017 Human-computer interaction Interaction design foundationWWW

Rico Smith

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I'm a designer from South Africa and I am currently living in Bristol in the UK. I am a strategic thinker, who uses my skills in visual (UI) design, research, design-thinking and branding to make great ideas become a reality. I have worked with large businesses, small agencies and start-ups to create digital experiences (apps, websites and marketing) for a variety of industries ranging from banking to insurance and even a chat-bot app for a business behavioural consultancy. --- **Employment and project experience** Nationwide Building Society – Bristol, United Kingdom Senior UI Design Consultant AUG 2018 – MAR 2020 I was part of a team responsible for designing the Open Banking and Fraud solutions for the Nationwide Building Society mobile banking app (No 12 best rated finance app on the App Store). I was also the lead designer iterating on and improving the usability of the Nationwide Banking App for one and a half years. I was part of the internal startup team that worked on the MVP for the future mobile banking app. I also worked on the team to develop the future consumer facing website and contributing to the Nationwide design system. Absa Bank - Freethinking – Johannesburg, South Africa Senior UI Design Consultant SEPT 2017 – MAY 2018 Responsible for identifying the problems of and improving the user experience of the absa.co.za website (Absa was one of South Africa’s biggest banks formerly known as Barclays Africa) for users while keeping business requirements in mind. Responsible for the redesign of the absa.africa group website incorporating the new Absa brand. Lucky Beard – Centurion, South Africa Senior UX/UI Designer JUN 2017 – AUG 2017 Responsible for the design of a mobile app for a business consultancy working with major brands such as Phillip Morris International. Punk – Johannesburg, South Africa Senior UX/UI Designer JAN 2017 – MAY 2017 Responsible for overseeing the development of an augmented reality experience for Siemens, development of a visual identity system for Visa and mentoring junior designers. Isobar – Johannesburg, South Africa Senior Digital Designer JAN 2015 – DEC 2016 Responsible for the concept development and design of a variety of digital marketing and social media campaigns for Nike, Huawei and Kellogg’s. Redesigned the user-experience of the resort group Sun Hotels’ website. Gloo – Johannesburg, South Africa Digital Designer OCT 2012 – DEC 2014 Responsible for the concept development and design of a variety of digital marketing and social media campaigns for First National Bank, BMW, Vodacom and Mini. --- Qualifications 2009 Ba visual communication Open window school of visual communication Certifications Oct 2017 - Dec 2017 Human-computer interaction Interaction design foundationWWWW

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$480 per day ($60 per hour)

I’m a designer from South Africa and I am currently living in Bristol in the UK.

I am a strategic thinker, who uses my skills in visual (UI) design, research, design-thinking and branding to make great ideas become a reality. I have worked with large businesses, small agencies and start-ups to create digital experiences (apps, websites and marketing) for a variety of industries ranging from banking to insurance and even a chat-bot app for a business behavioural consultancy.


Employment and project experience

Nationwide Building Society – Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior UI Design Consultant
AUG 2018 – MAR 2020
I was part of a team responsible for designing the Open Banking and Fraud solutions for the Nationwide Building Society mobile banking app (No 12 best rated finance app on the App Store). I was also the lead designer iterating on and improving the usability of the Nationwide Banking App for one and a half years.

I was part of the internal startup team that worked on the MVP for the future mobile banking app. I also worked on the team to develop the future consumer facing website and contributing to the Nationwide design system.

Absa Bank - Freethinking – Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior UI Design Consultant
SEPT 2017 – MAY 2018
Responsible for identifying the problems of and improving the user experience of the absa.co.za website (Absa was one of South Africa’s biggest banks formerly known as Barclays Africa) for users while keeping business requirements in mind. Responsible for the redesign of the absa.africa group website incorporating the new Absa brand.

Lucky Beard – Centurion, South Africa
Senior UX/UI Designer
JUN 2017 – AUG 2017
Responsible for the design of a mobile app for a business consultancy working with major brands such as Phillip Morris International.

Punk – Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior UX/UI Designer
JAN 2017 – MAY 2017
Responsible for overseeing the development of an augmented reality experience for Siemens, development of a visual identity system for Visa and mentoring junior designers.

Isobar – Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Digital Designer
JAN 2015 – DEC 2016
Responsible for the concept development and design of a variety of digital marketing and social media campaigns for Nike, Huawei and Kellogg’s. Redesigned the user-experience of the resort group Sun Hotels’ website.

Gloo – Johannesburg, South Africa
Digital Designer
OCT 2012 – DEC 2014
Responsible for the concept development and design of a variety of digital marketing and social media campaigns for First National Bank, BMW, Vodacom and Mini.


Qualifications
2009
Ba visual communication
Open window school of
visual communication

Certifications
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
Human-computer interaction
Interaction design foundation


Skills

Ad
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Ap
App Design
Br
Branding
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Experience Level

Adobe After Effects
Beginner
Adobe Illustrator
Expert
Adobe Photoshop
Intermediate
InVision
Expert
MailChimp
Beginner
Sketch
Expert
WordPress
Beginner

Industry Experience

Computers & Electronics, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment
    uniE621 Cloud Storage Logo
    This logo is for a cloud storage company. The concept shows the movement of data up and down the cloud in the form of pixels.WW
    uniE621 Gameing Company Logo
    I designed this logo for a friend who is creating simple games for the Apple App Store. I really wanted to show the movement of a dice being rolled and thus the movement ghosts following the dice.WW
    uniE621 Cupcake Store Logo
    This is a concept logo for a cupcake store. I thought it would be really interesting to see what would happen if the logo was made of a single line. I see this being rolled out across the brand through illustrations and display typography.WW
    uniE621 Spaceship Game Logo
    This was a logo for a fictional gaming company. My goal was to create a really dynamic logo which is why it's launching at an angle and not just straight up. #brandingWW
    uniE621 Premier League App Concept
    I designed an app concept for the English Premier League football.WW
    uniE621 Maze Typography
    A fun side project where I decided to illustrate the first letter of my name and create a maze inside it. #illustrator #designerWW

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