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 circa the film & plates era, as well as web design & development—and has the mad skills and creativity to take your idea all the way to a finished project. Folks, there is no AI here, just hand-crafted, human-brain-originated designs made for you and only you.

From the first job of cut and paste all the way to social media design, Amy has experience in commercial design, publication layout, website design and development, 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 awesome family, making gourmet ice cream, quilling, reading paper books, drinking Wango Tangos at Speak of the Devil in Lorain, obsessing over her latest vinyl album purchase, and drooling over beautiful fountain pens she would like to add to her collection. Her passion-cause is voting rights and you can find her working the polls every Election Day beginning at 5:45 am.

Amy currently serves on the Catawba Island Historical Society 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, owner and creative visionary of 1826 Photographic.