Heather Blackham

1442129553907We are very sad to report the death in April 2016 of Heather Blackham (left), Secret City Arts’ talented designer. Heather designed Secret City Arts’ printed materials, including Art on Your Shopping List pad, On This Ground trail map, and all our hardback books: the Dewey Decimal Guide to Kingstanding and Erdington part 1 and part 2, Story Owls (link to follow) and From Handsworth to Flanders Field.

Heather also worked with Mandy on several booklets in the ‘My Story’ series for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. In the picture above, in Sept 2015,  Heather and Mandy were receiving ‘Highly Commended’ certificates in the BMA Patient Information Awards for three of the booklets. Here’s a link to one of the booklets, Cochlear Implant: My Story.

It was a pleasure working with Heather, who was always professional, prompt, reliable and patient. She transformed our sketchy ideas into high-quality, well-designed, professionally printed leaflets and books. We will really miss her design skills and her steady, friendly collaboration. Sincere condolences to her partner Richard, family and friends.