Gary Hicks

A professional print and digital designer for more than 14 years, I have always been a creative person and enjoy most seeing my client's businesses grow. When I am not working I like to stay fit and enjoy reading.

About me

I have more than 14 years’ experience as a professional designer.  Outside of work you can find me at the gym where I like to stay fit nursing a love/hate relationship with Leg Day. I am loyal and no stranger to hard work or long days, I go the extra mile to get things done.

Branding

Having worked both an in-house’ and designer for clientele, I have seen many approaches to branding over the years. To advocate, to understand branding –it is more than just design –it is to genuinely care about a product and someone’s business. I feel privileged to have worked closely with many directors –often early in the business development, and at times challenging marketing preconceptions –I believe a lot of designers miss out on this, crafting not just designs but brands.

Design

I am very well experienced with both print and digital pipelines; responsive web, iOS UX, and across the full spectrum of print design –complicated layouts, colour management and sourcing printers and chromalin proofs etc. Responsible for many projects at a time, my management skills have been honed and as a result I am a much more versatile designer ready to integrate and not shy of pressure.

I.T. Administration

As I.T. administrator for every company I have worked for over the past 14 years, domain names, FTP, DNS, hosting, security and mailboxes as a result are all the more familiar to me –not just because I work with them day to day in website design –but because I hands-on experience with the underlying tech.

”Hello World”

Since my first line of code (see title), I was hooked. Fluent in ASP, PHP and SQL, I am well versed in MVC frameworks such as Zend and OpenCart. I am currently teaching myself iOS development in Swift.

Marketing

Highly skilled in SEO and assessing and implementing online, mobile, e-commerce and social media marketing, I frequent SeoMOZ & many sources daily so my practise is in sync with the latest developments.

Gary Hicks

Email: gary@traceofwind.com Mobile: 07414 509157

Ready to stand out?

My name is Gary Hicks and I have more than fourteen years industry experience. Lets’s work together.

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