Steve Heinrich

Hello internet traveler!

My name is Steve Heinrich and I have been working full time as a graphic and web designer since 2006. Welcome to my home on the web!

My freelance design services

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Web Design & Development

Website design and development from start to finish

  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, PHP, MySQL, DNS, FTP
  • Front & back end design/development
  • WordPress customization, design, and development
  • Magento Front End Development
  • Domain name management
  • E-commerce development
  • Web optimized graphics
  • Standards compliant code and layout
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • CMS setup and customization
  • Website analytics
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Digital Design & Social Media

Everything from Facebook posts to email marketing

  • Social media management
  • Email marketing from start to finish
  • Multimedia posts for Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and more
  • Google, Bing, and Apple business listing management
  • Google display ads design
  • Survey management
  • Digital business forms and workflow
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Video Production & Editing

Basic videos for YouTube and promotional needs

  • Product highlight videos
  • Educational videos
  • Testimonial videos
  • Internal corporate videos
  • Video and audio capture
  • Video editing and management

Education & Experience

2002-2006

International Academy of Design & Technology – Chicago

BFA in advertising and design.

Oct.-Dec. 2006

Graphic Designer – Telpoint Communications

This was my first job out of college. I was responsible for print layouts for various marketing materials for local businesses.

2006-Present

Freelance Graphic & Web Designer

I have taken on side projects since I graduated in 2006 working with a wide range of clients with a wide range of graphic and web design needs. Most notably I have worked with the Chicago Latino Film Festival every year since 2012 to help create any and all print materials for the Festival including a 40 page schedule book and a 120 page program book. Check out all freelance my projects here.

2007-Present

Multimedia Designer & Coordinator – Seidel Diesel Group, M&D

This is my full time job that I was lucky enough to start back in 2007 and covers my entire skillset. I began this position taking product photos and managing eBay listings. Shortly after beginning the position it morphed into creating all sorts of marketing materials for print and web. I also learned front end web design and development to help create and manage multiple websites including ecommerce. I am now the jack-of-all-trades for all creative marketing endeavors including print, digital, web, social media, video and so much more. I am proud of my longevity here because I have worked hard to adapt, learn, grow, and keep up with the ever changing world of graphic and web design.

I host my personal blog over on Tumblr. I Tweet things sometimes over on X (it’ll always be Twitter to me). You can connect on a professional level over on LinkedIn. I also used to host a podcast about technology which can now be found on Spotify for posterity.

The proof is in the pixels

Steve Heinrich and his Pixel Swim company are synonymous with excellence; we have worked with Steve for more than 10 years and without fail he has delivered top notch design work for us. This includes the printed schedule and program book for the Chicago Latino Film Festival in addition to many promotional ads for print, electronic marketing and social media. Also, Steve recreated our website and very efficiently managed its traffic for several years.

I admire his intellect and deep knowledge, experience and strong work ethic. In light of his many strengths, I highly recommend him for any design work and webmaster creating and managing.

PEPE VARGAS
Founder & Executive Director
International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago