Typography, Turtlenecks & Cats.

 A designer, a type enthusiast, above all, hopelessly devoted to developing unique visual identities for brands with distinct personalities. Heather-Mariah Violet Dixon is a one-woman studio practice working within the disciplines of branding, art direction & digital experience. Her background intersects art and design to construct branded systems that are both fluid & visually compelling.

Current Stats

Working as a contract senior designer at M·A·C Cosmetics, as well as independently with a range of clients on visual identities, digital experience & brand strategy.

Fully booked for new projects until September, 2017.  

Currently in Bushwick, Brooklyn, probably watering the plants.


Past & present collaborations include:

Sweet Dough, Brooklyn
The Beauty Scholar, New York
Eat Chic Chocolates, Brooklyn
Works Progress Agency, Portland
Emerson St House, Portland
BirthBridge Doula Services, Portland
GLDN, LaConner WA
GOGO, New York

M·A·C Cosmetics
School House NYC


Let’s chat (over coffee?)

Whether you're looking to partner with an experienced designer on a comprehensive visual identity & brand strategy, or to add a unique point of view to your in-house team get in touch with me via email at: 


Services & Process

I have the most fun with clients who love their work and are ready to take risks within their industry to redefine current aesthetics. I enjoy working with emerging and evolving brands, and provide a range of services to suit their specific needs. Please contact me for a proposal & timeline.

Art Direction | Branding | Visual Identity | Brand Strategy | Brand Workshops Packaging | Web visual design | UX design | Squarespace & WordPress | Campaign concepting | Print design | Photoshoot coordination | Social strategy/content

Recent Experience

Contract Senior Designer - M·A·C Cosmetics (April 2017 - Present)
I'm currently working as a designer on the Special Events team. I work with a team to design, concept and execute collaborations, events and activations.

Independent Designer (2014 - Present)
My design practice has consisted of working with businesses of all sizes to create unique, comprehensive visual identities and aid in the strategy and art direction of emerging brands. In addition to branding, I’ve designed websites, collateral and packaging, styled & shot photos and more.

School House NYC (2015 - 2016)
As a designer at School House I worked on everything from visual identity to web design projects from conception to completion. Produced work within the fields of packaging, art direction and overall brand experience.