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Sam Rios
Senior designer / photographer / adventurer

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Designer, photographer, adventurer

Sam Rios

I’ve helped push the boundaries of their site whilst excelling in a sound user experience, have been featured in Drawn “the best illustrators Worldwide”, designed and built over 200 animated banners and counting, and can be seen working in creative spaces all over.

Hi, I’m Sam Rios.

My passions in life include networking, travel, photography, culture, future technologies and the environment. This is evident through my growing channels of content on Flikr, Instagram and blogs.

These hobbies have reflected positively in my work and how I approach every project with an open mind.

Software compatency

Software Adobe Photoshop  Software Adobe Illustrator  Software Adobe XD  Software Adobe InDesign  Software Adobe After Effects  Software Adobe Animate  Software Adobe Dimension  Software Adobe Acrobat

Software Invision  Software Sketch  Software Slack  Software Google Web Designer   Divi Builder        Software Apple ios  Software Windows 10

How I get things done

From beginning to end
I’m no ordinary freelancer! Starting with your end goals I will produce a plan that will not only achieve the results you’re after, but look great too!
Everyone’s involved

With 9 years in the industry plus 3 in freelance, I’ve achieved great design for startups and global organisations. So working with teams around the World is no problem here.

Everything accurate for everyone
Every element within every project is carefully considered during design. How would other’s know? Visuals are broken down to ensure everyone’s informed of what’s going on (especially the developer’s).
Sam was diligent in his work, enthusiastic and patient with the constant changes requested by the authors. The final product is excellent. Student feedback gained has been positive.
Dr Robert Lillis

Cranfield School of Management

Amy Bradbury
Blueskies Careers

As one of our most trustworthy candidates, Sam receives glowing references from any client he encounters and is commended on his high quality work and consultative approach.

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Sarah Blenkinsop
Golden Frog Public Relations

Sam is fantastic to work with. From our first meeting he understood my requirements perfectly, and translated them almost immediately into something I was delighted with.

Dribbble User

Your work is really modern & trendy. You are a cool Designer.

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Proven skills

12 years industry experience / Free to work onsite or remotely

Companies & individuals I’ve worked for

Borneo Orangutan Survival UK



Cranfield University


DS Creative


Eco World Ltd

Empathise Ltd

GoGo Bicycles

Golden Frog Public Relations

Hana Jay Klokner

Ingram Micro

JJ Marketing

Mezzo Labs

Miramar Communications

Ogilvy (Social Lab)




Rockhopper Brewery

Salmon Ltd

Springer Nature (Nature Publishing Group)

Travis Perkins

Value Retail


Art Direction / Liaising with teams and stakeholders around the World / Excellent Communication Experienced with startups to global organisations


Wireframe & concept design

Responsive (mobile) UI design

App UI design

Digital styleguides

Asset Management


Animation and UI transitions

3D space and 3D design


Character design

Retail marketing

Sketching & scamps

Illustration for various print and digital mediums

Animated illustrations

Print & brand

Logo, brand and stationary design

Styleguide management

Packaging, POS and displays

Brochures, leaflets & book covers

Exhibition design

Book covers (hardback & ebook)

Liaising with printers and other 3rd party companies