Designer Spotlight: Heather Smart
KSA welcomes our newest team member, Heather Smart to our studio. A recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University (BFA 2018) and a Middle of Broad (mOb) Studio alumna, she is no stranger to the local Richmond Design and Arts Community. She has been a wonderful addition to our close-knit, talented team of professionals. We love her empathy, curiosity, and adaptability in everything she does!
Pantone Color: 3302 Deep Forest Green
Phone App: Blendoku is extremely satisfying
Musical Group: American Football
Sports Team: I’ll root for the underdog!
Ice Cream: Death by Chocolate
Meal: All my favorites on a charcuterie board
Let’s get personal:
Deepest Fear: The internet.
Favorite way to waste a Saturday: Getting lost in a never-ending antique store
Superpower you wish you had: Teleportation! Or never needing sleep…
When I was little I wanted to be….?: An artist or a flight attendant
Most memorable design school project?
First real world client in school was an ice cream shop trying to move out of their truck and into a brick and mortar in Church Hill. After working at an ice cream shop for 6 years, it was an amazing opportunity to lend my knowledge on ice cream and design to a real business!
If you could learn a new craft, what would it be?
I’ve killed a lot of house plants but I would love to try my hand at gardening!
Who is a designer that inspires you?
India Mahdavi’s interiors and Antoni Gaudí’s structures
If you could design anything, what would it be?
Would be a dream come true to design a playground or park