David Hicks - Design & Art Direction
Over the last 20 years I've gained a wealth of design experience across many areas of graphic design, including ecommerce, brand marketing and logo design; digital products including web and app; editorial launches, redesigns, and creative solutions for customer / consumer publishing.
Much of my design experience centres around editorial and marketing design for brands and publishers - namely Sky, Manchester United, Odeon, British GQ and T3 magazines, across print and digital, working on campaigns and publishing products from customer marketing and brand creative, to monthly titles, and app design. Most of this work was in various senior design roles at Future Publishing in London where I was employed for over 13 years. 
Since leaving Future in July 2013, I've been working as a freelance design consultant with an eclectic range of clients from the UK, Dubai, Los Angeles, New York, Geneva and Dublin. Additionally, as an Adobe Solution Partner and Certified Digital Publishing Expert, I've been consulting at several London-based consumer and customer publishers and agencies, including Hearst UK, Immediate Media, Team Rock, Progressive, Sunday Publishing, Designwerk and Condé Nast, mainly providing advice, guidance, training and creative services for their digital product teams. 
In early 2018, I had a five-month stint as Head Of Design at Wunderman Commerce - overseeing a team of four designers, in a client-facing role with clients including Audi, Sofa Workshop, Diageo and Here Navigation. Projects included ecommerce site redesigns, campaign marketing assets and pitch creative. 
My most recent work (2018-19) as been as Contributing Art Director to British GQ, where I supported the Creative Director on the annual Men Of The Year Awards collateral, GQ Food + Drink Awards and GQ Style bi-annual editions. 
Contact 
Please contact David: david@hicksdigital.com and mobile: +44 7931744177

Core Skills
• Creative direction including marketing and content design, creative solutions and commercial design 
• UI design for ecommerce / website design / mobile products
• Design team recruitment, management, mentoring, and inspiration
• Brand development + guidelines, style/design guides and systems
• Events design, eg: brochures, collateral, logos, styling, ideas
• Training, inspiration, best practice, learning new tools (CMS/Editorial systems)
The Tools
Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Muse, After Effects. Adobe DPS and AEM Mobile plus Analytics and App Development tools. Additional skills: Pens, pencils, scraps of paper, napkins, receipts - anything to get an idea out...

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