Meet Heather

Heather Soladay Olson is a design industry advocate. From practicing graphic designer to marketer of creative services, her career has crossed the thresholds of design firms, ad agencies, corporate in-house groups, and sole proprietorships.

Eager, ambitious, and driven: Heather’s passion extends beyond the workday to leadership and mentor activities in our local and national design community.

Heather’s purpose:

Build business relationships for creative individuals and entities.

Her mission:

Change the narrative to increase the visibility of every professional. Encourage inclusivity and equity to reduce bias in hiring. And match-make new collaborations that produce innovation.

Her practice:

  • Connecting employers with talent of all identities.
  • Supporting jobseekers in their search.
  • Introducing entrepreneurs to prospective clients.

Heather’s greatest pleasure?

Guiding peers (at all stages) in how to maximize and promote their expertise.

See Heather’s full resume, a feature about Soladay Olson | Connections for Creatives as a sponsor partner of Pollen Midwest, and info about The Coven, where Heather co-works and is a Founding Member.


Services provided to this partial list of clients: talent sourcing and career guidance; marketing and new business consulting; mailing list research and prospect introductions; content creation for web, social media, online profiles, and PR.

  • Marketing
  • 5 by 5 Design
  • Blue Hot Creative
  • Creative Enterprise Zone
  • Crux Collaborative
  • Design Ahead
  • Designing Change
  • Edwards & Company
  • Forage
  • Franke+Fiorella
  • Franklin Press Inc.
  • Goebel Design
  • Ideas That Kick
  • Latitude
  • Michael Shay Design
  • Monicat Data
  • Moving Edge Media
  • Mpls Design | Brand Lab
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Pixelsmith
  • Platt Hollow Road
  • smARTer
  • Star
  • Stir Creative
  • Taylor Design Works
  • Tuckyhut
  • Westminster Town Hall Forum
  • Wink
  • Recruitment
  • Art Buddies
  • BD’D
  • Cambio Education
  • Christiansen Creative
  • Ciceron
  • Criterion Business Development
  • Digital People
  • Discern CX
  • DUZ Creative
  • Evology
  • Florafauna
  • Hennes Art Company
  • Invenshure
  • Made for Retail
  • Madesmart
  • Media Loft
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • MSP-C
  • MVP Marketing + Design
  • NEXT Precision Marketing
  • Periscope
  • PlanForce Group
  • PLDG
  • Russell Herder
  • Slumberland
  • Split Rock Studios
  • Studio On Fire
  • Supervox Agency
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Windmill Design

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