Hella Creative

Richard (Rick) Smith

(Anywhere & Globally)

I blend creativity and strategic thinking to design impactful digital experiences that delight users and drive business success.

(About Me)

(What I Do)

Product Design

Comprehensive design services that bring digital products to life, from initial concept to final execution.

UX Research & Strategy

Deep insights into user behaviors and needs to inform strategic decisions and design solutions that resonate with target audiences.

Digital Strategy & Transformation

Strategic guidance to maximize the impact of digital channels and drive business growth through innovative solutions.

Leadership & Team Collaboration

Strong leadership in guiding design teams and fostering cross-functional collaboration to deliver successful projects.

Case Studies

(What I Do)

He brings stacks of energy and is always full of great ideas.

I’ve loved working together with Rick on many different projects over the past 3 years, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. He’s always a great guy to have on the team; he brings stacks of energy and is always full of great ideas. Rick has an incredible creative vision but one that’s also grounded with insight, pragmatism and technical know-how that gets things done. I look forward to working together again in the future.

Ben Aston

Founder , Black & White Zebra

Immense work ethic, extremely energetic, motivated, passionate.

I had the pleasure of working with Rick at Booz Allen Hamilton, where his innovative and forward-thinking approach consistently inspired and challenged me. Rick is a motivated, passionate, and energetic professional with a contagious enthusiasm and a strong work ethic. He is a joy to work with and embodies all the qualities you’d want in a co-worker. I wholeheartedly recommend Rick and hope to work with someone as driven and visionary as him again.

Derek Neal

Director of Sales, ServiceNow

Rick would come up with a streamlined idea and process to get it done.

Rick was fantastic to work with at Booz Allen Hamilton. His ability to see the big picture and find solutions to complex problems was remarkable. Whether tasked with creating something new for mobile or tackling any challenge, Rick always delivered streamlined ideas and processes. His unique blend of creativity and effective communication made him stand out, and I look forward to working with him again.

Joe DeVito

Owner/Founder @ Blindsheep Digital

I experienced Rick’s strength in implementing high impact marketing strategies.

I had the opportunity to work with Richard “Rick” Smith on an assignment involving his company and mine. It was a collaborative effort on our part to represent and strategize an identity and marketing direction to position a new-co in a particular market segment of the financial sector. I experienced Rick’s strength in implementing high impact marketing strategies. I saw firsthand how Rick conceptualized a project and achieved stakeholder buy-in of that project. Rick Smith is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.

Sherri Weeks

Manager at Gainwell Technologies