Mike Heighway is a hands-on creative director & designer.

His work sits primarily at the intersection of design systems and brand.

He is open to joining a team that is:

1. Cool.* 2. Wanting to do cool things.** 3. Not cool with being uncool.***1. Cool.* 2. Wanting to do cool things.** 3. Not cool with being uncool.***1. Cool.* 2. Wanting to do cool things.** 3. Not cool with being uncool.***

* Must love cappuccinos, complicated yet moderately accessible electronic music, discussing typefaces and neat packaging design, and the finer points of a really good beignet. 
** Working on climate, health or nutrition. Healthy entertainment. Or space. Man, space is cool. Think about it. A bunch of stars exploded and now billions of hydrogen atoms came together, formed sentience, and are trying to figure out where they came from. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
*** Uncool is working in or for an industry that is destroying the planet and/or society (i.e. gun lobby, tobacco, oil and gas, RNC, etc.). And being a jerk is uncool. Don't be a jerk. 

Overview

I take a systems-based approach to design in order to deliver clear, scalable solutions to complex problems. My professional focus is on creating and maintaining design systems, UI/UX and web design, and extending thoughtful visual identities and brand systems across digital and physical environments. I am a process-oriented, hands-on leader and enjoy building capable, agile teams.

Skills

Art Direction
Design Systems
Brand Identity
Style Guides
Leadership
Typography
UI/UX
Motion

Technical

Figma
Sketch
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
After Effects
Fuji Camera Systems

Experience

Apple
HP
Trimble
SketchUp
General Assembly
Maxon

© 2022 Mike Heighway

© 2020 Mike Heighway