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HEATHER FORD

DESIGNER AND ARTIST

TESTIMONIALS

“She is brilliant, creative, multi-talented, hard working, positive, and honorable. It is extremely rare to find all these qualities in a single person. It is my privilege to know her. If it were in my power to hire her, I would do so in an instant.”

Client

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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

2017 – Present

Bradley University

UI/UX User Experience Design Coordinator, Assistant Professor,

Department of Interactive Media

  • Teach UI/UX core and specialty courses within the department

  • Conduct new media creative production and research

  • Oversee curriculum development

  • Manage adjunct instructors

  • Coordinate recruitment of new students

  • Manage and design all promotional material for new student recruitment

2005 – 2017

The Iona Group and Float

UI/UX Designer and Lead Graphic Designer

  • Designed interactive web, wearable and mobile projects, along with company branding and marketing collateral.

  • Produced art using design software for visual communication media including (but not limited to) print, video and web media for Fortune 500 companies such as Disney, Nike, Pioneer, Home Depot, and Target.

2003 – 2005

The Herald and Review

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

  • Created and conceptualized entire monthly magazine design, illustration, and layout.

  • Layout designer for newspaper ads and tabular inserts.

2022

Bradley University

MFA in Visual Communications

    Focus on Graphic Design, Interactive Design, and Illustration

2021

Bradley University

MA in Visual Communications 

Focus on Graphic Design, Interactive Design, and Illustration

2001

Illinois Institute of Art

BFA in Visual Communications

Focus on Graphic Design and Multimedia/Motion Graphics
Summa cum laude GPA 4.0

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