Hey, Hill here!

I create energetic and approachable illustrations, merch, packaging, and brand materials with an upbeat attitude.

I thrive working with small teams looking for an intentional, hands-on process to build a professional, true-to-themselves brand. I also create to encourage & inspire young designers looking to level up their confidence and skills.

The goal is to remind others that design is never out of reach and that they deserve someone in their corner to help their work & brand reflect who they are on a personal level.

When I'm not designing you'll find me hiking, learning about wine, doodling tattoos, cooking veggies, face-timing my family, and sending memes to my husband.

expertise & tools

Full disclosure: I'm a T-shaped designer, extra long on the top. I like to learn a little about everything, try different visual mediums, and am not afraid to use multiple tools to find the best solution. Over the years I've also started to sink deeper into internal company branding, type-based illustrations, and colorful packaging design.

illustration
typography
packaging
merch & apparel
company templates
brand kits
simple animation
web design
Adobe CC
Procreate
Figma
Google templates

experience

Early-stage startups are my sweet-spot. They've allowed me to design alongside incredibly talented teams of two, to teams of 20. I'm grateful for the time spent learning from mentors, teammates, and leadership. I've spent 6+ years encouraging my teammates to roll with the punches, deliver awesome content, and tackle bigger questions -- in return, they pushed me to become the designer I am today.

Freelance
Brand & Illustration
Jan 2019 — Now
Shogun
Senior Brand Designer
May 2020 — Aug 2022
Lab1886
Experience Designer
Jan 2019 — Dec 2019
Kenzie Lane
Graphic & UI Designer
May 2016 — Dec 2018

let's get in touch

Drop an email at hillary.burson@gmail.com

Looking for a resume?
Check it out here.