1999 ~ Present HEATHER KINCH STUDIO, LLC (Encinitas, CA)
Giftware product development; graphic design; creative direction; print production management; project management,; illustration; fine art bird photography. (HeatherKinchStudio.com)
May 2011 ~ Present NAFECS, LTD – SEASONAL GIFTWARE COMPANY (Hong Kong)
Gift Product Developer: Gift boxes, stocking hangers, nutcrackers, water globes, lanterns, and other gift items; work directly with Chinese factories in design execution and product fabrication; research annual design trends; design to trends & price points; travel to China and Hong Kong.
2007 ~ 2008 HUDSON PRINTING – FULL SERVICE PRINT AND MAIL HOUSE (Carlsbad, CA)
Contracted to design and implement print production management program; retrained production staff for high performance service; served as interim production director.
2004 ~ 2008 ACADEMIC LOAN GROUP – FEDERAL EDUCATION LOAN PROVIDER (San Diego, CA)
Contract Creative Director: Designed and produced all print-ready files for all collateral and high-volume weekly direct mail program of up to 800 million pieces/month.
2002 ~ 2004 LEMAX – COLLECTIBLE VILLAGE COMPANY (Hong Kong)
Designed figurines for all lines of themed collectible villages.
2 years ****** GROUP / OLGILVY DIRECT – DIRECT MAIL POWERHOUSE (Bellevue, WA)
Project Manager: Produced marketing pieces for multiple accounts to continually increase response rates; managed nationwide print & mail house relationships; maintained strict budgets and schedules.
3 years MICROSOFT (Redmond, WA)
Graphics Supervisor – User Education: Grew Microsoft’s graphics group from 6 to 30 employees; managed design, file prep and print production of all Microsoft user manuals
6 years COLE & WEBER / OLGILVY-MATHER – GLOBAL ADVERTISING AGENCY (Seattle, WA)
Print Production Manager, Art Buyer, Traffic Manager: Print production management of all collateral and advertising for A-list clientele including Boeing, Kenworth, Safeco and Weyerhaeuser.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
BA Graphic Design and Studio Art
THE WATTS ATELIER – ENCINITAS, CA STUDIO 2ND STREET – ENCINITAS, CA
Fine Art & Illustration Classes Fine Art & Illustration Classes