Heather Blaikie Product Development & Design Consulting offers comprehensive services, specializing in consumer goods, home decor and fashion accessories.
I build brands with products that solve customer problems and yield bottom-line growth, partnering with manufacturers, sales and marketing professionals.
CREATIVITY + BUSINESS STRATEGY
Building brands with unique products
that solve user problems
and yield bottom-line growth
"I had the pleasure of having Heather work for me as a Design Manager while at Michaels Stores and also as a Freelance Design Consultant in my current role. Heather is a talented designer who can think strategically looking thru the eyes of the end user/client/customer. She creates strategic merchandise solutions designing into necessary price points while maintaining a cohesive trend forward aesthetic.
As a leader/manager of others, Heather inspired her team to be their best. She is smart, brave and has a focused and dependable work ethic. She is patient, kind but also candid and direct when needed. Her team had the benefit of learning from her experience as well as her can do spirit. I am grateful Heather has been and continues to be a part of my team."
LISA-BETH GALVIN / President / Cre8 Direct, Inc.
"As a product designer her work for me was always highly creative and solution driven. She is never afraid to present her own ideas and yet she is willing to listen to others who might have opposing opinions.
Above all else, Heather is talented and very, very, creative. I found her easy to work with, she did quality design, and I would hire her again."
DONALD SHREAD / Director of Product Development and Design / Nielsen Bainbridge Group
"Working with Heather on the logo design for a big project I was launching was honestly enjoyable. Heather's communication and organization through the editing process was extremely helpful, she did an amazing job interpreting my vague concepts into a workable design. I'll be working with her in the future again and have recommended her."
TRISTAN CRANE / Photographer & Author
"Heather has a great understanding of the function of a design studio within a corporate setting and has helped us build a highly-efficient, productive and inspiring team. Her managerial style is open and trusting, allowing designers to fully lead their own projects, giving guidance as needed. She has given me confidence in my own skills through her continued support and encouragement.
Heather is an amazing designer in and outside of the office. She is creative, resourceful and she works hard for our private brands. I greatly enjoy being a part of her team."
APRIL HOPKINS / Designer/ April Hopkins Studio