Rick Hincks

A Manchester based freelance designer who works across both print & digital, and a slight bit of basic front-end development. My background covers the whole range of design, from branding & marketing to web design and video. My recent work has been predominantly digital, but I also have a successful side business producing and shipping prints worldwide.

Having returned from a 3 month stint in Mexico City working as lead designer for IBM in early 2015, I have been back working on digital and print projects for agencies around the UK. Noticeably spending the last 4-5 months of 2015 working between Manchester and Nottingham for Boots and currently working with Barclays on their banking app since early 2016.

Recent projects have been for: Boots, Alizé, IBM, Banorte, Unilever, The Co-operative Bank and Lexus. Much of my recent work is under NDA so please contact me to find out more about my work on these.

Experience

Contract UI/Graphic Designer

(As of 01/17) Working at studios around the UK, predominantly Manchester. Currently working at Barclays since early 2016 after 4-5 months working in Nottingham with Boots in late 2015. Prior to that 3 months were spent in Mexico City working as lead designer for IBM, designing original and innovative products across multiple channels for the banking sector in Mexico. 

Previously spent 9 months working for Splendid Unlimited on a large Co-operative Bank project.

Previous roles:

2009 - 2014 Senior Designer at Amaze Plc

Working predominantly on the Lexus UK and Unilever global accounts, across both the Lexus.co.uk site and both the Unilever internal and external channels. I worked closely with the PMs to brief in the jobs, assist other members of the team and to work with the PMs to make sure jobs were delivered on time and to the best of our ability as a team.

2008 - 2009 Freelance Designer

Working at studios in and around Manchester. Companies include: Retrofuzz, Pravda, Red C.

2006 - 2008 Designer at Passion For Creative

In charge of all Multimedia work at the company. 

Clients include:

Unilever, IBM, Barclaycard, Banorte, Boots, The Co-operative Bank, Boots, NSPCC, Serco, Hiscox, Lexus, Toyota, Alizé, Manchester City, Coats Plc, Dyson, Odeon, BBC, Chicago Town, Siemens Enterpirses, Polydor Records, Transgressive records, Scottish Power, Littlewoods.

What I do

Specialties:

  • Design & Planning for Mobile & RWD
  • User Interface Design
  • Art Direction
  • Print Design & Planning
  • Brand Creation & Development
  • Integrated Marketing Campaigns
  • Brand Positioning
  • CSS & HTML
  • Wireframing
  • Storyboarding
  • Video & Flash Animation
  • Sound Editing

 

Software:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • inDesign
  • Coding software (Sublime Text etc)
  • Fifa 13
  • After Effects
  • Flash
  • Final Cut
  • Premiere
  • SoundBoard
  • Axure