Dennis M. Hicks is the man behind Diablo. I have a degree in Art Education from Marshall University and use the experiences I’ve had in classes in my graphic design and photography projects. I currently work in higher education while pursuing work as a graphic artist.
I have been designing marketing materials for over 10 years at universities. In the last few years I have been adding work from businesses and non-profits to my portfolio. So much thought is given to theme, design, and style on each of my projects. With a focus on the client relationship, I work to create content that is not only eye catching but thoughtful in the details.
One of the things I strive to ensure with my clients is trust. As a designer who understands branding and making a strong impression, I interject my personality and a culture of care while working with each client to build a rapport. It is important to understand the needs and goals of each client. So,rest assured that your experience will be a pleasant one.
I have a huge love for geeky things like comics, movies, and intriguing television. I think about graphics all day, every day. I’m known to play, “Guess that Font” when I’m walking around town, reading magazines or watching TV. In my down time I design and sell t-shirts.
Dennis Hicks is an absolute joy to work with. He is talented, communicative and creative. When I explained our most recent design project, he was able to concretize our concept immediately. He has provided us with exceptional customer service and always goes the extra mile to make sure we have exactly what we want. His work is high quality and I would recommend him to anyone looking for innovative design with a collaborative approach.Annie Rezac, Communities In Schools, Chicago
I have used the graphic design services of Diablo Design several times. Dennis Hicks is very professional, prompt and courteous…a real gem to do business with. Whether on t-shirt design, book covers, banners or collaterals; the work has been top-notch.Tumika Patrice Cain, Author & CEO of Inkscriptions, LLC
The Brothers of the Epsilon Nu Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.-Baltimore County, Maryland have been using Dennis’ services to advertise our events since 2013. Dennis is a master at capturing our vision, as well as using his style and flair to make advertisements that are eye-catching, informative and suited for the intended audience. His rates are great and we have had a partnership with Dennis from the first ad. We look forward to enhancing our relationship with Dennis for many years to come.Shannon O. Hayes-1st Vice President, Epsilon Nu Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.-Baltimore County, Maryland
With the right font, colors and my eye for design, your advertisement will stand out with my services.
Developing a great t-shirt design means you create a shirt that would never be worn to the gym. You want a shirt that people will love to wear in public.
To create an effective mark for your business or event is to create a memorable logo for the viewer.
Capturing your images at just the right moment. There is great value in having a great photo of yourself, your partner, family, or event.