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.

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.

let's get in touch

Drop an email at hillary.burson@gmail.com

Looking for a resume?
Check it out here.

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.

merch & apparel
company templates
brand kits
simple animation
web design
Adobe CC
Google templates


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 8+ 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.

Hey Hill Studio
Founder, Brand & Illustration
Jan 2015 — Now
Senior Brand Designer
Jan 2023 — Now
Senior Brand Designer
May 2020 — Aug 2022
Experience Designer
Jan 2019 — Dec 2019
Kenzie Lane Innovation
Digital Designer
Jun 2015 — Dec 2018