Art Direction. Design. Print. Web.

Hello! I'm Heather Zayne-Mitchell, a Detroit-based artist with an extensive and diverse background in art direction, print advertising, web design & development, branding and photography for all business sizes. I wear so many hats that I can't even list them in this short paragraph.

Creatively dedicated towards perfection of design thinking.

Who Am I?

I'm a friendly & outgoing individual who loves big group projects. I'm also known as the fastest working designer in Michigan. I've won 2 awards for quickest turnaround.

Education: I hold a 2005 BFA with High Honors from the College for Creative Studies.

Background: My father owned his own design and printing company in the 80’s & 90's and from early childhood I was raised in the creative industry.

Hobbies: I am consistently working on graphic & web design, vector illustration, photography, collage, sculpture, book making, and screen printing. In my free time I challenge myself with surreal and complex creative outlets.

Work Ethic: I'm always looking for new & amazing ways to be more efficient. I know every shortcut command for Adobe Suite software. I work faster and more efficiently than most. I always meet project deadlines with time to spare and my accuracy, as well as client-expectation-psychic-abilities, are near alarming. I am highly organized, an obsessive multitasker and a list-maker.

Who Am I?

I'm a friendly & outgoing individual who loves big group projects. I'm also known as the fastest working designer in Michigan. I've won 2 awards for quickest turnaround.

Background

My father owned his own design and printing company in the 80’s and from early childhood I was raised in the creative industry.

Hobbies

I am consistently working on graphic & web design, vector illustration, photography, collage, sculpture, book making, and screen printing. In my free time I challenge myself with surreal and complex creative outlets.

Education

I hold a 2005 BFA with High Honors from the College for Creative Studies. 

Work Ethic

I'm always looking for new & amazing ways to be more efficient. I know every shortcut command for Adobe Suite software. I work faster and more efficiently than most. I always meet project deadlines with time to spare and my accuracy, as well as client-expectation-psychic-abilities, are near alarming. I am highly organized and an obsessive multitasker and list-maker.

Experience

My work history ranges from Morgue Photographer to Art Director.

Currently the Senior Designer at Media Genesis in Troy, Michigan. Other titles I've had have been: Art Department Head, Senior Art Director, Senior Graphic Designer, Web Designer/Developer, Morgue Photographer, Ancient Weapons & Artifacts Photographer, Studio Photographer, Photographic Assistant, Digital Retoucher, Illustrator, Freelancer, Sales Director, Team Leader, Manager, President, CEO, and many, many others.

20+

Years as a Graphic & Print Designer

12+

Years as a Web Designer & Developer

6+

Years as an Art Director & Team Leader

350+

Websites Designed

75+

Websites Built

10k+

Print Items Created

Work

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Media Genesis CEO & President Media Genesis CEO & President
A Female - vector illustration

Skills

Here is the short list ;)

Design

Photoshop
InDesign
Illustrator
Dreamweaver
Flash
Quark
HTML
CSS

Personal

Creativity
Leadership
Communication
Organization
Team Work
Social
Efficiency
Weirdness

Contact

Have some work for me? Drop me line.