Hi, I'm Heather!
I'm an artist and a programmer, and I have a passion for sharing my knowledge with others. With over 20 years of experience in graphic design and programming, I have developed a unique perspective and approach to art. My aim is to bridge the gap between art and technology to allow artists like you to do MORE with their art!
About My Art
I like to tell stories with my artwork – stories about friendship, silliness, love, peacefulness, family, and togetherness. It’s too easy to get caught up in the negative parts of life. My hope is that my artwork is a reminder of all that is special and magical in the world – the things that really bring us true happiness.
To portray these wonderful parts of life, I like to use happy, vibrant colors. My subject matter is usually friendly forest critters, who all help and support each other.
Back in August of 2010, my dad passed away. He left many things behind in this world, including his dream of retiring and spending time on woodworking, his creative passion.
It was then that I realized that life is just too short – and we only live once – and I needed to do what I am most passionate about.
I started painting, and I realized that I wanted the vibrant life of my paintings to bring joy to others. I opened up my etsy shop, and it’s all been a great life adventure from there.
Since then, I've quit my programming job to focus on my art, moved to Erie, PA to live near my family, written & illustrated a few children's books, and sold lots of art to many people all over the world!
I’ve had the amazing opportunity to create various murals around the city – at the Erie Zoo, ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum, and the JFK Center – which I’ve found to be my greatest artistic passion. I just love creating a whole life-size world of my art – it’s such an amazing experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
University of Central Florida
Graduated with Honors
Feb 2012 - present
Artist & Programmer
Painted various murals around town, including at the Children's Museum, Erie Zoo, and JFK Center
Selling my art on Etsy since 2011
Creating educational YouTube videos since 2018
Contracted for hundreds of projects including logo designs, custom art, graphic design, and programming
July 2007 - Feb 2012
Rewrote entire help center code base to modularize and standardize code across 100+ help centers
Accessibility and stability updates for help centers
Coded dynamic web app for archiving and display of Google Doodles
March 2005 - July 2007
Oct 2004 - March 2005
Designed and implemented various HTML websites
Designed internal company website in ASP for customers/reservations/etc
Freelance Web & Graphic Design
Dec 2003 - Oct 2004
Creating websites from scratch
Nasrallah Fine Architectural Design
Sept 2002 - Dec 2003
Portfolio of Homes in Flash MX
Business collateral design