Meet Heather

Heather is a cross-platform graphic design enthusiast specializing in creative web and digital design. She has earned a Master of Arts in journalism graphics from Ball State University. She has eight years of experience working for public media stations and a background in customer service. Heather also enjoys the outdoors, animals and taking pictures.

CREATIVE DESIGN

Print, digital and interactive media, illustrations, page layout

MASS COMMUNICATIONS

Effective & strategic communication, journalistic ethics, brand consistency, visual storytelling

WEB & ONLINE SKILLS

CMS-driven web design, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

TOOLS

Mac OS X, Windows 8, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Social media cultivation, customer interaction, audience engagement

Capstone Project

For my Master’s capstone project, I created a toolkit for building and defining a personal brand on social media and examining online presence. You can visit the toolkit at thepersonalbrandingtoolkit.com.

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Portfolio

Be More Awards website

Be More Awards website

The newly designed 2017 Be More Awards website features a countdown, HTML5 video header, sortable grid and more

Breaking down the Converse All-Star

Breaking down the Converse All-Star

This infographic outlines the various lasting elements of the classic shoe

Retro PBS character icons

Retro PBS character icons

Pixelated icons featuring notable PBS characters of years gone by were used to promote Retro Night, a station event.

Dog boutique brand identity

Dog boutique brand identity

Business cards, t-shirts and signs are just some of the assets I created for pet groomer Doug Cayton's new business.

Gone to the Dogs Boutique advertisement

Gone to the Dogs Boutique advertisement

This advertisement for Gone to the Dogs Boutique features an original design and the owners' Scottish terrier, Max.

SportsLink iPad app infographic

SportsLink iPad app infographic

This illustrated infographic, created for use in the Ball State University SportsLink iPad app, brings baseball injuries to life.

Indiana Public Radio website redesign

Indiana Public Radio website redesign

This redesign of the Indiana Public Radio website was built using WordPress for easy updating and site management.

Kate Magazine

Kate Magazine

The target audience is at the heart of the brand identity for this original tattoo-focused magazine.

Photos

I'm not a professional photographer, but I love taking pictures. Here are some of my favorites.

  • “County Road”

    This photo was taken in southeastern Indiana, near my parent's home. It has not been digitally altered in any way.

  • “Afternoon Nap”

    The best time to nap is in the late afternoon, just as the sun inches behind the trees, casting a yellow shadow in the room.

  • “Spiny Orb Weaver”

    Nicknamed the 'crab spider,' the spiny orb weaver is native to Florida. Despite its appearance, this spider is harmless and preys on mosquitoes.

  • “Night Blooming Cactus”

    During Florida summers, cereus cacti, known as night blooming cactus, flower for a few hours.

  • “Sunset Silhouette”

    This photo was taken in Saint Petersburg, Florida, in a bay off the Gulf of Mexico. This is my dog, Jasey, enjoying the sunset.

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