About Hicks Design
We have a wealth of design experience across many areas of graphic design, including ecommerce, brand marketing and logo design, digital products including web and app, and editorial design and creative solutions for customer and consumer publishing.
Our recent work across a range of client projects includes the launch of 'Driving Electric' at Dennis (website and brand design), 'The Week' (print and web art direction), and 'Den Of Geek' Magazine (editorial design). David also assisted on the launch of GQ Middle East as contributing Art Director. We're currently redesigning a bookings app for a client in Dubai - working across UX and UI brand design.
Earlier in 2018, David was employed Head of Design at Wunderman Commerce (WPP). David led a team of four designers, and was responsible for UI design, pitches and product design for clients including Sofa Workshop, Audi, and Here Navigation.
For most of 2017, David was employed as Contributing Art Director for British GQ - editorial design - creating the look and feel for the Men Of The Year Awards 2016/17, editing videos - adding ident designs and captions for awards footage, designing the GQ Food & Drink Awards collateral, and art direction – including commissioning illustrators and photographers. You can see a selection of this work here
From 2013 - 2017, (the early days of Hicks Design) we focused much of our business on app consultancy, digital content publishing, and app interface design for clients across London. During this time we consulted for many London-based consumer and customer publishers, including Hearst UK, Immediate Media, and Condé Nast. Some examples of the Condé Nast project can be seen here
Previously to starting up Hicks Design, David was Creative Lead on the launch of T3 iPad Edition, the UK’s first and best-selling digital magazine. He also led the creative solution designs for commercial clients working with world-famous brands from LG, to Panasonic, Samsung, Audi, Ford, Canon, Intel and more. You can see some examples of this work here
David has also worked on major projects for Manchester United, Guinness, BBC, Roma, Sky Movies and Odeon Cinemas in lead agency design roles going back to 1995.
Hicks Design launched in 2013 and is owned solely by David Hicks. We are based near Watford in Hertfordshire, and have worked for clients in London, Manchester, Los Angeles, Geneva, and Dubai. We work with a range of freelance designers and consultants to meet the needs of our client projects.
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• Creative direction for photoshoots product / people / concept
• UI design for ecommerce / websites and apps
• Creative solutions & commercial design
• Design team recruitment, management, mentoring, and inspiration
• Brand development + guidelines, style guides
• Events design, eg: brochures, collateral, logos, styling, ideas!
• Training, inspiration, best practice, learning new tools (CMS/Editorial systems)
Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign (expert since 2004), Photoshop (since 1993), Illustrator (since 2002), Adobe Muse, Sketch, Invision, Adobe After Effects, Video edits and compression tools. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (Certified Expert, Adobe Partner level), Adobe Experience Manager Mobile (Certified Expert), Microsoft Office, Trello, Slack.