I am Ryan O. Hicks
a UX designer, UI designer, and photographer.

What can I do?

I have skill sets specialized in crafting user experiences, human-centered design, visual design, usability, user interface design for web and responsive interfaces, branding, print, image compositing and restoration, creative direction, advanced photography skills, I can code a little bit, and I am proficient with numerous software packages.

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Available for work inquiries.

A little more about me...

I am originally from Monticello, Indiana a small town about an hour and a half north of Indianapolis. Grew up there for 19 years then moved to West Lafayette, Indiana to attend college at Purdue University. Lived there for 5 years while getting my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics Technology with a core concentration in interactive and multimedia market. As well as a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

After graduating at Purdue I had the opportunity to move to Jacksonville, Florida with my Mom and Dad. Lived and worked in Jacksonville for six years and then moved to Denver, Colorado. Which is where I am currently enjoying life.

Proffesionaly I am UX designer with 7 years of experience and photographer with 15 plus years of experience. I have designed for a variety of industries ranging from healthcare, human resources, mortgage industry, education, customer relationship management, marketing, SaaS, and retail. As well as been apart of numerous environments from agile small startups, agencies, large corporations, and been apart of new product development teams. Excellent communicator with a passion for creativity and innovation. I have a hunger for problem solving, and I am always on the lookout for creative challenges and exciting opportunities.

Outside of work I enjoy scuba diving, skydiving, I also I love exploring new restaurants, wakeboarding, kiteboarding, music, working out, hiking, cyclying, and hanging with friends.

Selfie image of Ryan O. Hicks.


  • 9/12/2008, Vector Hot Rod Line Art, Muse Art Gallery – Lafayette, Indiana
  • Feb./Mar. 2010, Published Fashion Photos in Helen Magazine
  • 5/23/2011, Published Author Photo, Sisyphus’s Joy by Michael Gilbert
  • 1/18/2012, Published Author Photo, Adieu: The Eternal Verity by Michael Gilbert
  • 1/27/2012, Published image on upper half 1/2 of book cover – Niceville by DuMont Buchverlag GmbH & Co. KG
  • 6/13/2012, Published Author Photo, Modern Happiness by Michael Gilbert
  • 10/31/2012, Published Image of Tim Tebow on TMZ.com


  • 4/2012 – Present, NAUI Open Water Scuba Diver, Atlantic Pro Divers, Robert G. Bunkley, License hick022586ryasd
  • 9/2012 – Present, PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, Michael J. Thompson, License 12090E1379
  • 9/2012 – Present, PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver, Michael J. Thompson, License 12090E1420
  • 9/2013 – Present, USPA A License, License A-68385
  • 9/2015 – Present, USPA B License, License B-42770


  • 1/2013 – Present, The United States Parachute Association
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This website is intended to be an area for me to publicize my ideas/writings, opinions, beliefs, and to showcase some of my selected works. All of my work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License unless stated otherwise. If you plan to share any content found on this site you must credit me and link to the original source.

This website is hand coded by myself. It uses Zurb Foundation as the underlying front-end framework. I used Sass and Compass to author the css, and coded it with Sublime Text. It is typeset in Arimo and Source Sans Pro. Hosting is provided by Hostmonster, and I use Google Analytics to track my visitor statistics.