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Heather McCain

Senior Art Director

Heather McCain
Senior Art Director

MINDEN, IA

Summers spent outside all day, riding my bike and playing wiffle ball until dark. My life was basically “The Sandlot.”

Population: 600. If you don’t get that reference, you’re killin’ me, Smalls.

DANA COLLEGE

I earned my bachelor’s in fine arts, graphic design and print communications (journalism). I graduated magna cum laude. I give all credit to my seventh-grade science teacher, Mr. Schelling, for my work ethic.

He once wrote across a test, “You can do better than this!”

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD – DESIGNER

I designed probably up to 20 ads a day. It taught me to think on my feet and manage my time efficiently.
 

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY – DESIGNER

I was a designer, but I also did media buying and production. I was definitely in over my head.

It may have been sink or swim, but it also allowed me to see the whole process start to finish.

Throughout college, I felt my future career could be either a reporter or writer (I like to write), a photographer (still a passion of mine) or a designer. My job allows me to flex all of those career muscles. I’m lucky.
 

BOZELL – SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

Following College of Saint Mary, I designed at a couple local agencies and moved up to senior level positions. I’ve decided that aside from technical knowledge, being successful comes from years of experiences, failing, succeeding, working with all people and their personalities, and working in various work environments.
 
Words to live by: Brevity is the soul of wit. – Shakespeare

Heather's story

MINDEN, IA

Summers spent outside all day, riding my bike and playing wiffle ball until dark. My life was basically “The Sandlot.”

Population: 600. If you don’t get that reference, you’re killin’ me, Smalls.

DANA COLLEGE

I earned my bachelor’s in fine arts, graphic design and print communications (journalism). I graduated magna cum laude. I give all credit to my seventh-grade science teacher, Mr. Schelling, for my work ethic.

He once wrote across a test, “You can do better than this!”

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD – DESIGNER

I designed probably up to 20 ads a day. It taught me to think on my feet and manage my time efficiently.
 

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY – DESIGNER

I was a designer, but I also did media buying and production. I was definitely in over my head.

It may have been sink or swim, but it also allowed me to see the whole process start to finish.

Throughout college, I felt my future career could be either a reporter or writer (I like to write), a photographer (still a passion of mine) or a designer. My job allows me to flex all of those career muscles. I’m lucky.
 

BOZELL – SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

Following College of Saint Mary, I designed at a couple local agencies and moved up to senior level positions. I’ve decided that aside from technical knowledge, being successful comes from years of experiences, failing, succeeding, working with all people and their personalities, and working in various work environments.
 
Words to live by: Brevity is the soul of wit. – Shakespeare

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years in industry

20 years

years at bozell

4 years

client experience

  • Sioux Honey
  • Make-a-Wish Nebraska
  • Westlake Ace Hardware

Heather's Hometown

Minden, IA

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