Rick Smith Jr.


Armed with a marketing degree, Rick was able to infuse brand messaging and marketing into performances for his corporate clients. When meeting with a corporate client, Rick learns what the venue’s goals are; typically they are to reinforce corporate messaging or corporate positioning that is part of an overall adoption strategy. Rick then comprises magical acts that play to the audience and employees’ internal culture with feats that include product transformations and illusions.
When Hyland Software asked for a more digital message in the performance, Rick took a huge paper-filled filing cabinet which disappeared, replaced by CDs, representing the transformation from paper to digital media. Additional illusions included including corporate employees, including conjuring a new CEO in a box, instantly replacing the outgoing CEO in the same box. To help reinforce key messaging of nationwide Real Estate Howard Hanna, he helped drive home a marketing message of the firm: “The Magic of Howard Hanna and wowed the real estate agency’s guests with his integrated feats of magic.
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Rick travels nationally performing more than 600 shows every year including award ceremonies, fund-raisers, sales meetings, corporate events, new product introductions, motivational and training seminars and humanitarian missions to third-world countries.
For the past 20 years, Rick has been amazing audiences with trademark card throwing, close up magic, sleight of hand, and stage shows with unbelievable feats of mentalism. Grand Illusions include appearances, disappearances, levitations, cutting his assistants in half and Harry Houdini’s famous metamorphosis.
Rick has had guest appearances on national television including “ABC’s Shark Tank”, “America’s Got Talent”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Last Call with Carson Daly”, “Steve Harvey’s Big Time”, “The Wayne Brady Show”, “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!”, “Master of Champions”, “Time Warp”, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and many more.

Card Trick  Cleveland  Magician