Heather Williams is an artist, designer, and web wrangler. When she is not at her day job as a web manager, she enjoys painting, drawing, photographing, crocheting, sewing, and making jewelry. Heather's art is inspired by observation of nature and society, resulting in a wide range of subject matter in her work. Heather's visual and written musings can be found throughout this site.
Heather earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 1998 with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. After several years she returned to school in 2001 and graduated with an Associates degree in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Multimedia and Web Design from The Art Institute of Phoenix in 2002.
While at AIPX, Heather interned with an eLearning company, SmartForce (acquired by SkillSoft), before graduating with honors.
After graduating from AIPX she spent the summer of 2002 as a Program Specialist for WiredWoods in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The program is taught in a summer camp setting for under-represented middle school aged children who elect to take the class as part of their activities. The goal is to inspire the kids to be creators, and not just consumers, of technology through digital photography, Web development and animation projects.
In the fall of 2002 Heather moved to the Washington DC area. As a Web project manager for the Military Officers Association of America she helped launch a major system upgrade and redesign for the Association's Web site.
In 2006, Heather joined Ocean Conservancy as their Web Content Manager. As the only Web staff person, she juggled design, production, planning, and development for advocacy and fundraising campaigns.
In 2008, Heather joined The Pew Charitable Trusts as a Senior Web Associate for the Environment Group. In 2009, she was promoted to Web Manager, with the responsibility of managing the Environment groups' individual websites and a staff of five web communications professionals. In addition to the day-to-day management of the Environment's websites, Heather helped to complete the planning and design projects that set the foundation for the launch of Pew's consolidated environment division website, pewenvironment.org, launching in February 2011.
In 2010, Heather relocated to the Hampton Roads area to be with her fiance, Jay. She is looking for her next career adventure, so if you think Heather would be a good fit for your company, please contact her now.
After her arrival in Washington DC Heather has participated in activism and further youth volunteer activities. Representing WiredWoods in March of 2003 she taught a Digital Photography workshop at the Girls Get Connected technology conference sponsored by TechBoston. In 2004 she taught a workshop for an emerging youth arts initiative Panorama Community Arts and taught a Painting Collage class to students at Cesar Chavez high school in Washington DC. For the last two years Heather has participated in the annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup. Spend a day picking up trash along waterways and participate in the largest all volunteer marine debris cleanup in the world!
Art shows and such
In 2007 Heather participated in Artomatic, but she pretty much makes art these days for herself and friends. That said, if you would like to discuss exhibit opportunities with Heather, or have any other questions or comments, you may contact her directly.