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I'm Heather Blaikie,
a Portland Based Designer

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Explore my process in creating products to help more people enjoy exercise and the outdoors. 


My work from years of working in-house and as an independent consultant.

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About Me

An award-winning Industrial Designer, I’ve led teams to deliver best-selling products for major brands including Micheal Kors, Fossil, Steve Madden, and ModCloth.​


Companies hire me to navigate complex product development, resulting in compelling products that achieve specific business goals.

I also enjoy working with students of all ages as a Design Educator. My favorite subjects to teach include 3D Modeling, Design Thinking and Entreprenuership.

I am currently studying Sports Product Design at the University or Oregon, diving into innovation of apparel, footwear and equipment for the Sports and Outdoor Industries, with a focus on Support and Inclusive Sizing.


"I had the pleasure of having Heather work for me as a Design Manager while at Michaels Stores and also as a 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. 

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

"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

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