The 'WE' in Hicksdesign

17 Oct 2006

When I finally got around to making new business cards a few months ago, I had a few questions/raised eyebrows about my use of ‘we’ not ‘I’ in the blurb. Many thought that this was either my bad grammar, or delusions of grandeur. Has everyone heard of the ‘Royal We’?

The thing is, while I do work with others (like the brilliant Denis Radenkovic and John Oxton), I had a very specific meaning of ‘WE’ in mind when I used it. It was a plan, and I can finally talk about.

My wife, Leigh, will be joining Hicksdesign in January, making it a partnership, rather than a sole trader enterprise! We’ve been thinking about this for a long time now, and I can’t tell you how excited I am at the prospect of this. It will also allow both of us to be more flexible, and deal with the day to day running of a young family that little bit better. Leigh will develop the print design side of Hicksdesign, as well as carrying out some of her own ideas. The transition from employment to freelance was made easier for me by the fact that Leigh was also working at the time, but now the business will be the sole income. These are scary, but exciting times!

Please join me in welcoming Leigh aboard!

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  • 14 Feb 2019

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  • 03 Feb 2019

    Black-headed Gulls huddled together on the ice at Rushy Common. #birding #digiscoping

  • 02 Feb 2019

    Found a bundle of things from my birth while at my Dads today. Leaflets on maternity benefits, welfare services and my weight card (Johnathan? Have I been spelling my one name wrong all these years?!)

  • 01 Feb 2019

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  • 27 Jan 2019

    For her birthday last year, some of Leigh’s chums clubbed together bought her a gin blending weekend at the Plough in Clanfield. We booked it for January (when it would be needed most). It was like a potions class, and after a lot of smelling, she now has a gin that tastes like pencil shavings! It’s even nicer than it sounds!

  • 23 Jan 2019

    Pondering about pictograms - we’re going to need a new symbol soon. #icons #pictograms #symbols #representations

Contact us

Call Jon on +44 (0)7917 391536, email or tweet @hicksdesign.

Alternatively, pop in for tea and cake at the studio…

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Meadow Court
Witney, OX28 6ER
United Kingdom