Hello! Bonjour! Shalom! My name is Heidi McClain. I'm a 6'1" blonde with ambition, and ready to take on the world with all of its design problems! I absolutely LOVE what I do!
My grandmother, mother, and three older sisters are all artists and graphic designers! You could say that it runs in the family! Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved design. I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a minor in Graphic Communications Management from Georgia Southern University.
It's hard to pinpoint hobbies when someone puts me on the spot, but I do have a couple! I absolutely love people! There's so much to learn from each other! With that being said, I love spending quality time with my friends! I have quite a family throughout Georgia from GSU, and even other parts of the world! Another passion of mine besides Graphic Design (wink wink) is traveling. I LOVE TRAVELING, when I have the money! It's a sparkly feeling I get. It almost feels like glitter, if that could be a feeling! I think it's safe to say I caught the travel bug! I studied abroad in Paris, France at the University of Paris. I also completed my internship in Tel Aviv, Israel! The internship was with a jewelry company called Artemer. I worked as their Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing intern. I designed motion graphics, layout templates, ad campaigns, and collaborated with the photographer. I started a travel blog because I'm just that passionate about traveling! There's something so beautiful about the people you meet while traveling. There's infinite inspiration tucked away in the corners of the world!
I have been blessed with fantastic professors at Georgia Southern University. They taught me that design is not just making something "pretty", but solving a problem. I have learned so much with my time at GSU, but I know there is always more to learn! I have been taught various forms of printing: offset lithography, flexography, screen printing, and digital printing. I also have used almost, if not all of the adobe programs. During my time in Israel, I learned to collaborate with partner departments, meet deadlines, and work through language and cultural barriers. My passion is design, and I can't wait to see where it leads me!