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The only important thing about design
is how it relates to people.

— Victor Papanek

 

Hi. I'm a designer, researcher and educator living in Houston, Texas.

As a visual communication designer, I have spent the last 15 years designing for brands such as Mars foods, Dr. Pepper, Pizza Inn, Metro PCS, Samsung, C.O.Bigelow, and Peterbilt Motors.

Since 2011, my professional efforts have been focused on design research. Following Papanek’s lead, I believe in taking a participatory, human-centered approach to design in order to champion the needs of users and to create meaningful experiences for them.

My combined design and research experience provides me with a unique skill set that allows me to critically examine and solve design problems with solutions that are not only evidence-based, but also aesthetically pleasing.

Please, get in touch!
howdy@johnallenhicks.com

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