*In 1997 I relocated to Seattle for a brand management position in Nordstrom's private label division. In 2001, nearly 5 years later, I left the corporate environment again to seek new challenges aligned with my best skills: creativity, ideation, unconventional problem-solving.
I founded heather lowe DESIGN in 2001: a small business with the mission to enhance urban space using new-to-market, innovative methods. hlD specialized in offering institutions affordable, custom, grand scale, digital art prints for interior design - a completely new service fostered by the introduction of large format printers. See Visual Art Innovation ~ The company also explored computer-generated design applications for exterior building environments. See Art Institute of Seattle ~ In 2007, global events utilizing high-tech projection and special effects lighting inspired me to develop a plan for Seattle to spark new urban energy and increase tourism. . An art-light concept was proposed to the Port of Seattle in 2007/2008 for Pier 86 on Elliott Bay. See Pier 86 Art + Light ~ In 2009/10 the proposal was expanded to a major event named AURA that included 15 sites around the city. We were unable to raise the necessary sponsorship capital during the great recession. . Tampa, FL;Portland,OR and Baltimore now have almost identical, successful festivals.
* Go to my LinkedIn profile to get my full history. .