Michael Hicks

Michael Hicks

Atlanta, GA

Hi, I’m Michael Christopher Hicks, first of his name. I'm an illustrator and web designer. Apart from my creative background I enjoy great stories, cooking, and fitness.

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Skills & Experience

  • Job Title

    Illustrator & Web Designer

  • Spoken Languages

    • English
  • Looking for work

    Yes

264 Achievements

  • Iterating and Packing with Dictionaries
  • Introducing Dictionaries
  • Sequence Operations
  • Sequence Iterations
  • Packing and Unpacking
  • Getting Info In and Out of Functions
  • Introduction to Functions
  • Getting to Know Tuples
  • All Together Now
  • Functions and Looping
  • Types and Branching
  • Meet Python
  • Using Lists
  • Build an Application
  • Meet Lists
  • Object Basics
  • First Steps in React
  • Designing with the Latest Features
  • Using a jQuery Carousel
  • Going Mobile
  • Add a Sticky Navigation Bar
  • Basic Layout
  • The Box Model
  • Introducing jQuery Plugins
  • Understanding Values and Units
  • Why Version Control Matters
  • MASH JavaScript
  • MASH CSS
  • MASH HTML
  • Quiz Practice Project
  • PHP Includes
  • Prototypal Inheritance
  • Constructor Functions & Prototypes
  • Introduction to Methods
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Loops
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Conditional Statements
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • Basic Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • PHP Internal Functions
  • PHP Returns & Closures
  • PHP Functions Basics
  • PHP Loops
  • PHP Conditionals
  • PHP Datatypes
  • PHP Data & Structure
  • PHP Getting Started
  • Overview of the WordPress Customizer
  • Securing and Maintaining a MySQL Database
  • SQL Calculating, Aggregating and Other Functions
  • Joining Relational Data Between Tables in SQL
  • Manipulating Schema with SQL
  • Creating Tables and Manipulating Data with SQL
  • Reading Data from Databases with SQL
  • Installing MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench
  • Introduction to Data, Databases and SQL
  • Hooking Into WordPress Plugins
  • Action Functions in WordPress
  • Filter Functions in WordPress
  • An Overview of Hooks in WordPress
  • Setup a Bootstrap Theme
  • More Advanced PHP for WordPress
  • PHP Basics for WordPress
  • Introduction to PHP for WordPress
  • A Template Hierarchy Review
  • Media Templates in WordPress
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Archive Templates in WordPress
  • Page and Post Templates in WordPress
  • Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Core WordPress Theme Files
  • How WordPress Templates Work
  • Finishing Your WordPress Theme
  • Custom Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Adding a Blog to a WordPress Theme
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Building Out WordPress Navigation
  • Building Page Templates in WordPress
  • The WordPress Loop
  • WordPress Header and Footer Templates
  • Working with CSS and JS in WordPress Themes
  • Starting a WordPress Theme
  • Local WordPress Development
  • Finding Good WordPress Plugins and Themes
  • Managing Comments on a WordPress Blog
  • Working with Media in WordPress Blogs
  • Posts and Pages in WordPress
  • Blogging with WordPress Overview
  • WordPress Admin Settings
  • WordPress User Roles
  • The WordPress Codex
  • WordPress Plugin Best Practices
  • Widgets and Custom Menus
  • Custom Post Types and Fields
  • Customizing WordPress Themes
  • Owning a WordPress Site Long Term
  • WordPress Themes
  • Installing Wordpress
  • WordPress Community Management
  • Working with Media in WordPress
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  • Getting a WordPress Site
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  • Console Users and Permission
  • Designing Email with CSS
  • Coding HTML Email
  • HTML Email Basics
  • JavaScript Variables
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • Improving Usability
  • Mobile Usability
  • Website Usability
  • What is Usability?
  • Final Project: Create a Typographic Site
  • Soft Skills - Psychology
  • Laying Out Type for the Web
  • Writing Online
  • Basic Web Typography
  • Productivity
  • Presentation Skills
  • How to Choose and Use Webfonts
  • Important Skills For Professional Success
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Moving Around in the Console
  • Chrome DevTools Basics
  • Web Apps
  • Websites
  • Introduction
  • AJAX and APIs
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • Programming AJAX
  • AJAX Concepts
  • Structuring Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Creating a Simple Drawing Application
  • Creating a Password Confirmation Form
  • Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu
  • Creating a Simple Lightbox
  • Creating a Spoiler Revealer
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript
  • Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript
  • JavaScript and the DOM
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • Getting Started with Advanced Sass
  • JavaScript Strings
  • What's New in Foundation 5
  • Build a Website With Foundation
  • Prototyping With Foundation
  • Creating a Long Term Business
  • Build a Website With Bootstrap
  • Prototyping With Bootstrap
  • Introduction to Front-End Frameworks
  • Launching the Website
  • Styling Content
  • Creating a Website Structure
  • Text Editors and HTML
  • Website Basics
  • Protecting Yourself With Contracts
  • Establishing a Proper Workflow
  • Pricing and Project Proposals
  • Finding Your First Project
  • Spriting with Compass
  • Compass Helper Functions
  • Compass Layout and Typography
  • Getting Started with Compass
  • Advanced Sass Concepts
  • Speeding up Workflow With Sass
  • Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Better SEO Through Tools
  • Better SEO Through Code
  • Better SEO Through Content
  • Introduction to SEO
  • Finalizing the Project
  • Case Studies and Examples
  • The Brand Identity Design Process
  • Introduction to Brand Identity
  • Creating Home Page Assets
  • Applying Effects
  • How to Draw in Illustrator
  •  Adding Color and Type
  • Creating an Icon
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Workflow Basics
  • Slices & Save for Web
  • Vector Shapes
  • Type Tools
  • Masks Basics
  • Layer Basics
  • Workspace Basics
  • Design Foundations Final
  • Becoming a Problem Solver
  • Understanding Aesthetics
  • Color Theory
  • Principles
  • Elements
  • Grid Layout
  • Flexbox Layout
  • Positioning Schemes
  • Float Layout
  • Display Modes
  • Media Queries
  • CSS Animations
  • Transitions and Transforms
  • Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout
  • Gradients
  • Web Typography
  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • CSS Box Model
  • Text, Fonts, and Lists
  • Values and Units
  • Professional Development
  • Applying & Interviewing
  • The Job Search
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Setting Your Course
  • Careers in the Tech Industry
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Selectors
  • Introduction Variables
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Forms
  • Tables
  • Objects
  • Links
  • Introduction to Design
  • Lists
  • Text
  • Introduction
  • Self-Assessment
  • Starting a Freelance Career
  • Functions
  • Objects and Arrays
  • Control Structures
  • Debugging HTML and CSS Problems
  • Sharing a Website
  • Responsive Web Design and Testing
  • Basics
  • Adding Pages to a Website
  • Styling Web Pages and Navigation
  • Customizing Colors and Fonts
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
  • Moving Forward with UX
  • Tools UXers Use
  • How UXers Think
  • What Do User Experience Designers Do?
  • What is User Experience (UX)?
  • The Logo Sprint
  • Logo Design 101
  • Creating HTML Content
  • HTML First
  • Beginning HTML and CSS
  • Newbie