the designer

Meet the principal, designer and buyer of many paper clips.

Amy Kahler Heflinger

Amy has more than 25 years of experience in the creative fields—including extensive design, print production (when we had film and plates!), as well as web design & development—and has the mad skills and creativity to take your idea all the way to a finished project. 

From the first job of cut and paste all the way to web  design, Amy has experience in commercial design, publication layout, social media, advertising sales, photography, public relations, marketing, event planning, pre-press setup and printing.   

Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism-public relations from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and her masters degree in public administration from Ohio University.

Amy grew up on Catawba Island (well, it’s not really an island, exactly) and hasn’t strayed far from the beautiful shores of Lake Erie in all these years. In her device-free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children (who aren’t so little anymore!), making gourmet ice cream, cooking, quilling, painting, reading paper books, obsessing over her record collection and spending time with her splendid friends and family. Lest we forget fountain pens, her latest obsession. Her passionate cause is voting rights and you can find her working the polls every Election Day.

Amy currently serves on the Catawba Island Historical Society Board of Directors,  United Way of Erie County Board of Directors and she was co-owner/artist wrangler for Māksla Gallery in downtown Sandusky, a fine art popup gallery in 2022. She was also co-owner/master curator of Brick Gallery in downtown Sandusky for 6 years with partner-in-crime Jamie Speer, proprietor of 1826 Photographic.