M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2017
B.A., Ryokan College 2007
Art Center College of Design, 2005
20th Century Fox
E! Entertainment Network
Travis Shinn Photography
Film: On-camera work/Painting and illustration
Scenic Painting and Murals
Consistent ability to meet tight deadlines for large corporations and individuals.
Heather McMillen Studio: Self Employed/Artist 05.2001-Present
Prop Stylist 03.2011-02.2013
Altered Space Gallery: Gallery Director 01.2009-01.2010
The Paper Agency “Brass Knuckles” Group Show 2015
R&R Gallery “JACK” Show 2013
WATERBOMB Group Show Benefit 2013
R&R Gallery “Space Show” 2013
The Juicy Leaf “New Works on Paper-Solo Show” 2012
Soho House “Her” Magazine Launch (Guest Speaker) 2012
R&R Gallery “Salad Days” 2012
R&R Gallery “Willie and Snoop” 2012
R&R Gallery “Cheese” 2012
WATERBOMB Group Show Benefit 2012
R&R Gallery “Two ***** and a Hen” 2011
R&R Gallery “Cowboys and Indians” 2011
R&R Gallery “The Jesus Show” 2011
R&R Gallery “Mr. Bill Murray” 2010
R&R Gallery “Dance Magic Dance” 2010
R&R Gallery “Best Friends Forever” 2010
1269 Gallery “Tall Totem Pole” 2007
Copro Nason Gallery “In Honor of the Beheading of Saint Valentine” 2003
Copro Nason Gallery “Haunted Doll House” 2003
ELLE UK Advetorial, October 2013
Her Magazine/ Laboratory Films
“Neither Here Nor There” by The Melvins
BTWN Literary Journal Vol. 19 Pacifica Graduate Institute
I’m happy to have discovered a huge talent and a new friend. Heather’s work hangs proudly in my home. I recommend her to all of my friends and clients.
Best-Selling Author and Media Expert
LCO Public Relations
Heather, thank you for the hard work! You nailed everything, and you did it with the grace of a veteran Walldog!!! I look forward to working with you again.
Owner/ Old City Artists
Heather’s work is smart, beautifully inspired and exquisitely executed. Her understanding of form, lighting, color and composition is near perfection, and her ability to capture true emotion behind her characters really sets her work apart. As a commissioned artist, she has an incredible ability to read her customers and create a personal piece to their taste. I am proud to have several of her pieces on my walls, both big and small and I look forward to having more!
Senior Art Director/ Avatar Labs
I have commissioned Heather for multiple projects over the past 10 years, from a book cover illustration, to company logos, to album packaging & artwork for my husband’s bands, including both graphic design and portraiture. Heather is not only incredibly talented, she is professional and easy to work with. She works closely with us to ensure that her vision is the same as ours, delivers work in a timely manner, and always exceeds our expectations. I would highly recommend Heather for any portrait, design or illustration work.
“Hire Heather. That’s really all you need to know, but I’ll say more because, well, I’m a writer. Heather has an intuitive nature. We immediately connected and her background in psychology helped tremendously in conveying the idea for my book cover. She showed me several examples before we agreed on the final design and it turned out better than I could have imagined.”
Professional Coach and Author
Heather’s talent doesn’t simply come from her skilled technique. The unique way that she views, hears and exists in the world seem to have a sweeping affect on her creative process. She’s not just an artist; she’s a storyteller.
Los Angeles, CA
Over the past 5 years I have worked on several creatively challenging projects with my good friend Heather McMillen, and her skillful fine art contributions have never ceased to amaze me. With an attentive eye for detail in her unique rendering of portraits, I would be greatly honored to collaborate on any future projects with Heather, who I consider to be a very dedicated and highly gifted artist!
Blair MacKenzie Blake
Web Writer and Author
Los Angeles, CA
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