Conrad Hicks was born in Cape Town in 1966. He studied Art and Design at The Cape Technikon and graduated with a distinction in 1986. Conrad specializes in hand-forged metalwork and uses this technique in his sculptures as well as in his architectural and interior design projects. His forge is housed in The Bijou, an old Art Deco cinema in Observatory, which he bought and began restoring in 1998.
Conrad works on a broad variety of commissions which range from architectural projects to sculptures for private collections. He was the commission to design the prestigious Kirstenbosch Gates in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. He designed the metal gates, screens, doors, and spiral staircase for Tokara Winery and also created the gates at The Cape Quarter.