Julie Heard

Julie Heard Principal - Mixer Design Group

Assembling an Aesthetic: Julie Heard, principal, Mixer Design Group

The thing that was the most impactful thing for me when I started out in industrial design was the Memphis design movement. This was a group of Italian architects who formed a design collective and started to create objects. I didn’t know it at the time, but I’ve since learned that the name was inspired by a Bob Dylan song. When I was growing up, I loved making art. I really loved doing sculpture. But by the time I got to my junior year in high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew I didn’t want to suffer for my art.

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