RHeather Hilliard opened her full-service interior design firm, Heather Hilliard Design, in 2009. Previously, she led projects as a Senior Designer at the time-honored San Francisco decorating firm The Wiseman Group. Heather also worked for Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design in Philadelphia and Tracy Banks & Associates. Heather's work has been featured in Architectural Digest, California Home and Design, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Diplomat, A/Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many online publications.
Heather began her arts career at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art, followed by five years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her projects have ranged in size from large country estates to pieds-a-terre in cities. Heather’s talent for delivering fresh, modern and timeless designs has led to her selection four times as a designer for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase (2009/2011/2012/2013) and for the 2010 Marin Designers Showcase.
Heather earned her MFA in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and her BA in Art History from La Salle University in Philadelphia. Heather studied European architecture and design by taking classes in London and Paris. In addition, she completed post-baccalaureate studies in art, architecture and design at Drexel University, Moore College of Art and Design, Stanford and UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), an ASID Allied Member, and an Associate member of the International Interior Design Association. Heather is a member of the Designer’s Circle for the annual San Francisco Antiques Show, and for the annual SF20 Modernism show sponsored by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.