Jean Smit is a creative, designer and brand strategist located in Pretoria, South Africa. With almost a decade of experience working in the field of advertising and brand development, he has helped many companies across various industries to achieve their brand and advertising goals.
He has a wide base of knowledge and experience that stretches across different areas, namely: brand strategy, brand development, digital marketing, advertising, creative thinking, graphic design and illustration.
He has worked on some exceptional brands, both local and international, including:
Being safe and comfortable is dangerous and bad for business. Growth comes from stepping out of your comfort zone, embracing change and being willing to adapt to the world around you. Life does not stand still for anyone. Take the risk – it is the only way to move forward in life.
Curiosity is an appetite for knowledge and wisdom. Open your mind, explore the world around you and learn as much as you can. Ask the difficult questions, challenge the convention and seek alternative solutions to make the world a better place.
Mediocrity has become the norm. It is lazy and a waste of human intellect and capabilities. Excellence, on the other hand, is a rare commodity. We have an obligation towards ourselves, our industry and the people we serve to only deliver work of the highest standard.
The world is in desperate need of more real and less fake. I believe we need to be more honest, sincere and truthful in who we are and the intention behind our actions. Authenticity creates a level of trust and comfort in the people we serve.
Knowledge and skills are worthless if you keep it to yourself. Sharing our passion and expertise give meaning to our existence. It is our gift to empower people, influence society and become the difference we want to see in the world.