heather fAko


I am a designer with experience in a multitude of mediums, including print, digital, video, and motion graphics. Design isn’t making something "pretty," it is about taking a message and communicating it effectively. Whether that is through social media, a compelling video, an animation, a logo, campaign—it’s about communication. As a designer, I listen to the needs and overall goal of the client to find the best way to communicate it.


2018 Gold Addy Award for Feeding Tampa Bay—Don’t Label Hunger Campaign

2018 Silver Addy Award for Mosaic—Putting Science to Work Campaign

2016 Silver Addy Award for Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo—Zoofari Campaign

2015 Gold Davey Award for Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo—Zoofari Poster

Summa Cum Laude (2013) graduate college with a 3.8-4.0

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2009-2013)

Jenny E. Morris Memorial Award (2008) character award for being kind, cooperative, and helpful to others


ChappellRoberts (2015-Present),Tampa, FL
Jr. Art Director; brand identities, campaigns, commercials and animations for Big Brothers Big Sisters, CSCU, DTCC, Mosaic, Florida Hospital, TBBCA, Feeding Tampa Bay, Starkey Ranch and more.

Schifino Lee Advertising (2014-2015) Tampa, FL
Jr. Art Director; brand identities, print ads, billboards, websites for Lowry Park Zoo, EIM, Gasparilla Interactive Festival, and more.

Six Degrees (2013), Scottsdale, AZ
Freelance Graphic Designer; worked on animation and motion projects requiring use of After Effects for Invetech, Stryker.

Innovation Space at ASU (2012-2013), Tempe, AZ
Worked with Disney Consumer Products to design a new, innovative product; designed identities, promotional materials, websites and videos.

G2 USA (2012), Chicago, IL
Creative intern; worked on projects for Heineken and Jim Beam; designed posters, table wraps, information graphics, and snowboards


Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
August 2008 - May 2013
GPA: 4.00

Torchbearers International Bible School
Carnforth, England / Schladming, Austria


Branding, Typography, Posters, Book Layouts, Information Graphics, Interactive Design, Website, Mobile Apps, Motion Graphics, Photography, Videography


Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Keynote, Captivate, Constant Contact, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Animate, Flash

Client Experience

Heineken, Jim Beam, Amstel Light, New Castle, Famous Agents, Invetech, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Grenlec, Alessi, Ameriflight, Westshore Pizze, P & S Transportation, TA Services, News Talk Florida, Lowry Park Zoo, EIM, Gasparilla Interactive Festival, Mosaic, Florida Hospital, DTCC, CSCU, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Starkey Ranch, Florida Cancer Specialists, Bexley