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Welcome Heather Novak-Peterson

HGA is pleased to welcome Heather Novak-Peterson, Associate AIA, SEGD, as Senior Environmental Graphic Designer and Associate Vice President in Minneapolis.

She will focus on designing branded environments and products for new and existing clients across HGA’s markets, including corporate, healthcare, and education.

Novak-Peterson has more than 15 years’ experience creating custom art, graphics, branding, finishes, signage, and products for corporate offices, retail stores, restaurants, and residential buildings locally and nationally.

“I utilize my skills as an artist to build brand identity for a company and carry a sense of personality and original expression into a space,” Novak-Peterson said. “HGA focuses on designing architectural environments that elevate a client’s mission and community experiences. Environmental graphic design explores how design and art create the personality of a space. I look forward to further exploring that creative opportunity with HGA’s many local and national clients.”

Before joining HGA, she was a designer with several leading Twin Cities architecture firms.

Among her notable Twin Cities projects are a series of regionally inspired murals and ink-washed canvas paintings at the historic Andrus Building; a three-story exterior Garden Quilt public-art installation for The City of Edina; watercolor graphics for Allina Green Way Clinic and Urgent Care; neighborhood-inspired murals for Meet Minneapolis; Sasquatch (Big Foot) sightings and North Woods graphics for Jack Link’s Corporate Headquarters; and floor-to-ceiling forest graphics at the all-timber T3 Building.

Additionally, she has displayed her graphic art at regional galleries; created hand-illustrated artwork for two children’s books, A Bear from Eau Claire, and A Horse in the Tree; and published a book of poetry and photography, Architectural Orphans.

Novak-Peterson has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul.