Heidi Rivers joined the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2006 as an Assistant Director/Graphic Designer in Athletic Public Relations. She was named Associate Director/Graphic Designer of New Media and Creative Services in 2011.
Rivers began her career in design as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois for Illini Media. Upon graduation, she began sports-focused design at Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide in Chicago, designing for market-specific promotions for the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, before returning to Champaign to work as a Graphic Designer for Sports Publishing, LLC.
In her current role in New Media and Creative Services, Heidi designs and produces a wide variety of print-based projects for the DIA, as well as electronic Fighting I-mails, environmental signage and web graphics. She also assists in Illinois' visual identity and brand. Heidi manages the print production and billing for all design projects and helps to oversee design student interns.
A native of Cherry Valley, Ill., and graduate of Rockford Lutheran High School, Rivers earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois in 2000. She and her husband, Chris, reside in Homer, Ill., with their son, Henry, and daughter, Britta.
Updated November 2011