Molly Heise

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  • job: Graphic Designer
  • preferred title: Creative Suite-heart
  • favorite thing about your job: The wonderful people and the variety of work
  • when not working: Co-authoring the style blog Mod Circus, dancing, cooking, exploring KC with her husband, and being entertained by their tiny Pomeranian-Chihuahua, Reese
  • on my ipod: The Avett Brothers, Miike Snow, Say Anything, Matt & Kim, Regina Spektor, The Black Keys, Ingrid Michaelson, lots of NPR
  • words of wisdom:"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." –Kurt Vonnegut
  • favorite movie: Moonrise Kingdom, Running with Scissors, anything Wes Anderson, Fight Club, Hello Dolly, Meet Me in St. Louis
  • dream dinner guests: I’d probably get super nervous and knock over my drink if it was anyone too ridiculously famous. I think Anna Rifle Bond, co-founder of Rifle Paper Company, would be great to talk to about her artistic visions and consistent, whimsical brand. I’d probably still knock over my drink.
  • favorite vacation destination: I’d love to go back to both Barcelona and Paris, but as long as I can my plan my trip around food, I’m good with anywhere.
  • my passion is: making things more aesthetically pleasing
in their words
"Variety is the spice of life… and it’s sure spicy here!"

Molly Heise proves that creativity isn’t a 9-to-5 job, but rather a life practice. From her fashion sense to her beautiful home, Molly incorporates her unique, eclectic style into everything she does. So you can probably guess that someone as innovative, imaginative and exuberant as Molly makes a perfect addition to our J.Schmid design team.

 She comes to us from Design Ideas, where she laid out catalogs and designed packaging and patterns. Her day-to-day projects ranged from tiny gel window clings to life-size banners, and some of her holiday decoration designs have even been sold at Crate & Barrel and featured on the cover of Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine.

Molly has also worked at the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, where she designed visual campaigns and edited photos. Her work appeared in national publications like The Washington Post, Farm Journal magazine and Farm Futures magazine, as well as international outlets like Nature magazine and NationalGeographic.com.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Graphic Design from Millikin University. When she’s not designing, Molly keeps the creativity flowing by taking dance classes, DIY-ing and co-authoring the retro-modern style blog, Mod Circus.