Brian Heim

2733 Woodburn Avenue, unit 304
Cincinnati, OH  45206
(513) 515-9128


Creative design professional with more than 15 years of experience. Specialist in innovative design, integrated marketing, and project management for diverse clients and organizations including businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Technical expert with multiple software programs to create cross-platform materials including print, web, video, and social media. Focused, self-motivated, and optimistic professional equally successful at working independently or in collaboration with others.


BLUE KABOOM (2013-current)

Blue Kaboom Web solutions is a small web design and SEO company specializing in online solutions for small to medium sized businesses.


Design Director

Responsible for the technical and visual direction of all produced websites and the management of information, deadlines and contractors. Design of electronic graphics for web and email marketing and the editing and layout of site pages. Coordination with WordPress and ExpressionEngine developers to create business websites. Creation of inbound marketing campaign materials to interface with HubSpot.

  • Integrated HubSpot inbound marketing strategies on some clients websites, including design of downloadable offers and promotional graphics.
  • Created numerous responsive email campaigns with high open and response rates.



Xavier University is a small, private college with strong programs in Business, Pre-Med, and Education, a nationally recognized basketball team, and notable alumni support.


Senior Graphic Designer

Designed printed collateral for various university departments. Coordinated with photographers, writers, and the client to ensure the most effective message and design. Worked with the e-marketing and web teams on projects that crossed from print to web and back.

  • Strengthened the university’s brand recognition through consistent and eye-catching print materials. Implemented the new brand and created files for it’s architecture.
  • Collaborated heavily in the full redesign of all undergraduate admissions materials, resulting in a 150% increase in enrollment.
  • Created and implemented a new online proofing process, which sped up the approval process considerably and enabled more collaboration on edits and revisions.


The Cincinnati Art Museum is a public arts institution with a permanent collection ranging from contemporary to classic art and several special exhibitions each year.


Senior Graphic Designer

Designed brochures, advertising, direct mail, posters, and other collateral for museum programs and exhibitions. Administered the museum web site, created and maintained the internal employee site (CAMEO) and designed sub-sites for the promotion of specific exhibitions and programs. Shot and edited video for podcasts and interactives; photographed events and installations. Managed in-house designers and freelance designers.


  • Initiated the e-newsletter program and social media presences on MySpace, FaceBook and Twitter and coordinated the content of each to increase the visibility of the museum and promote events.
  • Created graphic identities for approximately 95% of museum programs and events and lead two rebranding initiatives for the institution.
  • Redesigned the new Members Magazine and monthly events calendar mailers.
  • Managed production of the museum’s video and audio podcast launch to enhance exhibitions.


The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a small, private art school located in downtown Cincinnati with fulltime, parttime, and non-credit programs.


Web Design Instructor, Community Education Program

Built a curriculum to teach designers, photographers, and other professionals to work on the web, focusing on the fundamentals of strategy, planning, and design. Taught a variety of students ages 16 to 60 with a wide range of skill levels.

Other Design Work

Client List

Proctor and Gamble: created illustrations for an internal integrated campaign for their “Tweak Squad”

Advanced Cosmetic: created advertising and in-house collateral to promote various services

Duro Bag: designed catalog and brochure layouts, product illustrations

Monomobile: created new logo and 3D animated product demonstrations

Cincinnati Fringe Festival: created websites for 2004 and 2005 at

Enjoy the Arts: created HTML email campaigns for two major fundraising events

Cincinnati Men’s Chorus: designed all print collateral for 2004 through 2013 concert seasons

Oldsmobile Collectors Club of America: illustrated posters for 2003 National Meet in Cincinnati


Graphics and illustration: Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, After Effects 6.5, Painter 10

Web: Dreamweaver CS6, Flash CS6, HTML, CSS, content managed website design

Film and 3D: After Effects, Final Cut, Strata 3D, Maya, Lightwave, Poser


  • Concept sketching, story boarding, wire framing, and project management
  • Brand integration into online media, through tools like Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, podcasting, and email marketing
  • Prepress and printing coordination; Management of freelance designers and photographers
  • Illustration, photography (studio and event), video shooting, and editing
  • Logo design and brand stewardship


MBA, Marketing and Business Intelligence

Estimated completion in spring 2015

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Illustration, cum laude

Ball State University, Muncie, IN