Heather Barber

Assistant Director, Design

Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408


Heather Barber leads the design team at IU Communications. She oversees the concepting and creation of all materials the team produces, including print campaigns, magazines, websites, digital media, specialty items, and video productions. Heather was on the team that created and rolled out the new university-wide brand system in 2016, and she is excited to explore ways to implement the brand and expand its potential in new projects.

Heather has extensive experience art directing and designing for digital media, magazines, and newspapers. Before joining IU Communications, she was an art director at Politico, where her primary focus was the design and presentation of The Agenda, their monthly digital policy magazine, as well as larger investigative pieces. She often hired and art directed freelance illustrators, photographers, and infographic artists for these projects.

Heather’s print and digital design work has been recognized by the Society for News Design, an international design organization. She honed her art direction and design skills at the Washington Post and the San Diego Union-Tribune and managed the digital presence of companies such as Cricket Wireless, the California Avocado Commission, and SHEA Homes in her role at Red Door Interactive, a digital marketing agency.

A native Hoosier, Heather is happy to be back in Indiana.

Read Heather’s posts on the IU Brand Blog.