Heather Heckel is an illustrator and art educator living in New York City. She received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design, and her MAT from the School of Visual Arts. Her illustration clients include Whole Foods Market, Kids Footlocker, JUICE Pharma Worldwide, The Renwick Hotel, Silverstein Properties, Park Slope Reader, Star GFX, The Organic Grill, and ECG Group Inc.
Her children’s book that she wrote and illustrated, What Will Snarl Fig Be? / Nutsy and Her Tree, won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Overall Design in Fiction, and a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Best First Book – Picture Book category.
Her work has been published for the past four years in the juried 3×3 Magazine Professional Illustration Show. Heather teaches Commercial Art and is the internship coordinator and webmaster at the High School of Art and Design