Heather Testa has over 31 years of experience working in the graphic, industrial, and environmental design fields. In 1997, she founded Ten8 Group with a vision of creating a company which would focus on using design to solve problems and build brand identities in a three-dimensional space. Ten8’s referral-based growth model and commitment to improving lives through thoughtful, intelligent design has established the company as a leader in the field of Environmental Graphic Design.
Throughout her career, Heather has been fortunate to be able to work with world-class businesses on a number of fascinating projects. She’s designed themed entertainment venues around the world, including the breezy “city by the sea” feel of The Waterfront at Sea World Orlando, the vibrant, board-game-themed Ursa’s Café for Washington University in St. Louis, and the iconic Warner Bros. Movie World in Madrid. Heather has also brought this engaging design perspective to a variety of environmental and interpretive graphics which go beyond simply presenting information to captivate and engage audience attention. These credits include projects such as the National Park Service’s Gateway Arch Tram Queue Experience, the Penguin and Puffin Coast at the St. Louis Zoo, the UIC Pavilion arena at the University of Illinois Chicago, and the signage and wayfinding system for the University of Kansas’ Memorial Stadium.
Heather graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. While a member of the Society of Environmental Graphic Design, Heather served as both regional representative and a member of the Board of Directors. She also served on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation and is a member of Trailnet and the Rails to Trail Conservancy.