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Hello, I'm Heather .

I Design, Develop, Manage, Create, Market, Brand & Strategize.

About Me:

Likes:  My furry kids, laughter, my Kindle, coffee, sprawling vistas, and cupcakes.

Dislikes: Procrastination, dishonesty, mushrooms, bad manners, IPA’s,  and doing dishes,

I Spend my Free Time: Cutting up fabric and sewing it back together to make quilts, the order of my Netflix queue, and trying to  figure out what trout like to eat.

We Would Get Along If: You think that your already-pretty-great life is better when shared with awesome people and you don’t mind dog hair that sticks to everything but the dog.

I design, develop, manage, create, market, brand and strategize.

Graphic and website designer with print and digital knowledge. Experience working with a wide variety of clients – large corporations, small businesses and non-profits.

Creative design for print, digital, outdoor, on-line, mobile, logos, social media management and development. Print and media buying/brokering, print/media marketing consulting.

Graphic designer with excellent organization and communication skills, an eye for detail, a stellar work ethic and a passion for design. I communicate well in a professional manner with others and also work well independently from start to finish.

Current Experience

Graphic & Web/Digital Designer

Spiker | 2014  – Present

Design and develop marketing content for print and digital applications (websites, social media, email campaigns, and other online platforms), outdoor, packaging, retail, and tradeshows that follows design and brand
strategy. Manage social media accounts, perform website design, and maintenance. Manage print projects.

Freelance Graphic Designer

2003  – Present

Website design/management, logo design, creation of ads, brochures, social stationery, directories, and billboards.

Past Experience

 Graphic Designer/Pre-Press

Pyramid Printing
2012-2014

Worked with a variety of clients/businesses creating print materials (business cards, brochures, postcards, logos – just the shortlist). Pre-flighted files that were submitted by clients to ensure they were press-ready.  Additionally, I performed file output for offset and digital printing, website updates, social
media management, and customer service.

 

Graphic Designer

PostNet – Missoula
2010-2012

Worked with a wide variety of clients designing print materials, making website updates, email newsletter creation, creating logos, business
cards, direct mail pieces, newsletters, door hangers, multi-part forms, calendars, banners, yard signs, large format and more.

Graphic Designer

Missoulian/Autofinder/Messenger
2006-2008

Designed ads for a variety of businesses including, but not limited to, car dealers, real estate organizations, retail, and restaurants (full color, spot color, and black and white). Sent plates to the press, did press checks, organized and streamlined processes to make recurring ads more efficient to update every week, maintained a file management system, met deadlines on a daily basis,
problem solved, created, and maintained file management procedures, worked with sales representatives and assistants

Education

BFA Graphic Design

The Art Institute of Seattle
2006

AAA GrAPHIC DESIGN

The Art Institute of Seattle
2003

Volunteer

Big Brothers Big Sisters

I was a Big Sister to a young woman for 10 .5 years, one of the longer matches. She graduated high school in 2017 and is currently attending college to become a nurse!

Missoula Businesswomen’s Network (MBN)

MBN  Synergy Board Member
2008-2014
Marketing Chair

MBN Symposium Committee
2012 & 2013
Marketing Chair

Sustainable Business Council (SBC)

Board Member
2010-2013
Marketing Chair

FAST FACTS

  • Pizza Eating
  • CoFFEE COnsumption
  • Dog Hair Removal
  • Sweet tooth
  • 20 books for 2020 Progress

Contact

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What People Are Saying…

We really have enjoyed working with Heather. She is so easy to work with and always exceeds expectations delivering quality, on time work.s.

Rebecca M.

“Heather is a very knowledgeable and creative layout and graphic designer. Heather did a tremendous job on the layout and design of two large-scale projects, as well as designing great covers and graphics. She is efficient and professional, and her value is tremendous!

Christine J.

Great ideas. Attentive to detail and deadlines. Super organized. Smart AND talented. I hired Heather to envision and complete designs for social marketing campaigns directed to student audiences at UM Her pieces were ones that students noticed, liked, and talked about. She made my life very easy with prompt and creative design ideas, excellent product, and an overall work ethic that contributed greatly to both our initiatives and to our team. She advised us about the layouts and designs that would be best for our content, and created them to do just that. She guessed what we needed and wanted before I was even able to articulate it. It was a joy to supervise her (and she didn’t need much supervision). I’d hire Heather again in a moment–and you will be lucky if you can do so too.

Sarah .

“Heather is a talented graphic designer who is very responsive,timely and fairly priced. I have been very pleased with all of her work and would highly recommend her for any graphic design project.

Monica M.

“Heather created a poster for an event I was helping to put together. She did a fabulous job! It received rave reviews. Her poster drew positive attention and helped to get the message out.She was fun and relaxed to work with and a great collaborator. I highly recommend her work!”

Tim D.