Welcome, I’m Heather, sometimes people call me ‘the creative organizer.’ I’m a maker, teacher, organizing professional, writer-researcher, and design consultant. Through collaboration and observation, I’m inspired to create organized, beautifully crafted spaces that balance form and function.
A sense of purpose drives me to create organizing and productivity systems that are unique to each individual. Fostered through years of design and organizing, these skills enable me to create and teach clients to maintain personalized organizing systems. I have helped many clients with chronic disorganization, ADD and overwhelm to conquer the clutter for good. One of my unique skills is my photographic memory of patterns, colors, and space. I discovered this through my work as a creative organizer, and it has served my clients and me well. I cultivate a sustainable and interdisciplinary approach to creative projects while helping clients craft intuitive spaces to live and work in.
Visual and material culture deeply inspire me. The objects we collect, the spaces we create, how we sense them, and how they inform our identities.
I’m passionate about connecting with other creatives, which means YOU! What kind of space nourishes our creative flow? This is one of the questions that ongoing organizing work and my research explore. Whether you call yourself an artist, crafter, professional, or not, doesn’t matter, I’m here to help you bring your creativity to life. At the intersection of organizing and creativity lies the studio. My passion for connecting with creatives led me to interview over fifty artists across the USA. This series allowed me to investigate the representation of artists’ identities through the spaces and objects they create. During my MA in Critical Craft (2021), my seminal research analyzed how craft studios are represented and understood by different audiences to learn about craftspeople, their practices, material, and visual culture. My other services include closet design, consulting, coaching, writing, and teaching across a range of design and research topics.
A desire to find deep connections and give back to the community drive me. I’ve been an active member of the National Association of Organizing and Productivity Professionals (NAPO) and held several positions in our local chapter (Programs Director, VP & President) until it closed in recent years. NAPO provides guidance and education to industry professionals online and at annual conferences, which I have had the pleasure to attend and present at. I frequently work in person in Camden, Columbia, Charlotte, NC, and the greater Charleston area but am available worldwide (virtually and in person).
My social practice includes teaching workshops and conducting interviews that explore the representation of artist-makers in the spaces they craft for their practice. I serve on the board of the International Center for Indigo Culture, a nonprofit promoting the art, science, and history of natural Indigo-including the use of slave labor grow and cultivate it in the South East USA.
I believe that until we are all free, no one is free. I am a progressive and critical thinker. I am unapologetic about my beliefs but that’s not to say my beliefs can’t be changed. I’m here to listen and learn and will share what I’ve learned (if you ask).
Black and Brown Lives Matter, I do my best to support diversity and inclusion within my business, and industry. One way I do this is by continuing my own education and learning with my peers as an Ally member of the National Association of Black Professional Organizers.
I recognize myself as a settler on borrowed land, living in the piedmont region of SC, in the middle of a forest, on the land of the Catawba, Cherokee, Cusobo, Sewee, and Wateree Nations. I am still learning what it means to live on land that was stolen, and how I can honor these people and the land through my daily actions.
I signed The Ethical Move pledge (2022). This means I value your right to privacy; to choose what’s right for yourself without pressure. I promise honest and transparent communication; up-front pricing (not published here, but just contact me to discuss), and no gimmicks. I’m not here to make anyone jump through hoops. Lets talk and figure out if we are a good fit, if not, I’m happy to refer you to a colleague!
Nature grounds me. By nurturing the earth we build fertile grounds for all our creations-both beauty and function. The beehive symbolizes passion, creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and organization. I consider these qualities essential to life. Bees nurture one another and collaborate to create a global community!
Through photography, I hone in on details or view things from a wide perspective. Most of the photography on my site is my own, please email me if you’re interested in sharing any of it.
I love to dance and move my body to all kinds of music! I’ve learned to judge myself less and to allow myself to play in the delicious transformative feeling of movement!