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Heather Dekker

California Native · Indiana University Alum · Wife & Mama

My graphic design experience sparked in college, where I attended Indiana University from 2008 to 2013. “HOO- HOO- HOOSIERS!” During my five years at IU, I earned a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Minor in Art History, and played four years of Varsity Softball — pretty much two full time jobs. Lots of coffee was flowing in my blood! 

Fast forward 3 years, I married the love of my life, had our sweet son, and moved from sunny Southern California to Mesa Arizona to settle and raise a family. We LOVE having the outdoors in our backyard, and you can often find us camping, off-roading, or doing anything outside – while the weather is cool of course! 

Currently working the freelance life, which has truly been a blessing, but I miss the social and collaborative aspect of working with a team. What better way to continue to grow as a graphic designer than with a group of like-minded creatives?

Experience

Dexel Creative · August 2012 to Present
Co-Founder & Graphic Designer
Mesa, AZ

The Ignite Agency / Conservaco LLC · October 2015 to May 2018
Senior Graphic Designer
Irvine, CA

VAREP Veteran Non-Profit · June 2013 to October 2015
Lead Graphic Designer
Corona, CA

J&J Creative · February 2015 to February 2018
Graphic Designer · Freelance
Phoenix, AZ

Education

Indiana University · Class of May 2013
BFA Graphic Design · Minor: Art History
Dean’s List and Academic Excellence Award in Fall of 2012

Indiana University Varsity Softball · BIG 10
Four time letter-winner with Indiana University Varsity Softball
Three time Academic All-BIG 10 Team
Two time Hoosier Award

Software & Design

Illustrator 100%
InDesign 90%
Photoshop 75%
Wordpress 75%
Branding 100%
Typography 90%

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