About

Specializing in large-format, digital murals and illustration.

Biography:

Craig is experienced in a wide variety of graphic design. From large-format, digital murals and illustration to Experience Design, website development and print.

He received his BFA from the University of Houston and was hired by HOK Visual Communications upon graduation. After several years of innovative graphic design, Mr. Hein began experimenting with web technology and launched the company's first website.

Feeling the desire to focus on more creative efforts, Craig shifted to design-oriented client work involving print, web, video/motion and environmental graphics. Over the years his client list (in association with HOK) grew to include IBM, Microsoft, Allsteel, Symantec, U.S. Air Force, Eli Lilly, Purina, and Nortel Networks, among others.

Interest in digital photography and the introduction of large-scale, digital output created an opportunity to design large, muralistic artwork, which has become his expertise.

Craig's designs are generally very colorful with multiple layers of imagery. His style provides a strong visual impact from a distance while allowing for more intricate details to be discovered when viewed up close.


Technology Proficiency:

Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Bootstrap, Cinema 4D, CSS, HTML, Hot Door CADtools, Illustrator, InDesign, Java, MacOS, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Processing, Swift, Windows, XCode.


Honors, Exhibitions, Publications:

2023, "Pocket Austin", Lonely Planet Books, "Vibrancy" painted guitar on the cover. (external link) (portfolio link)

2020, "111 Places in Austin That You Must Not Miss", Emons Publishers, "Vibrancy", painted guitar on the cover. (external link) (portfolio link)

2016, "Austin: A Photographic Journey", Emons Publishers, "Vibrancy", painted guitar on page 4. (external link) (portfolio link)

2014, "Vibrancy", painted, 10-foot guitar sculpture appears in a scene of "Boyhood" directed by Richard Linklater (portfolio link)

2014, Paws for a Purrpose 2, benefiting Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) "LIBRARYdor Retriever", painted (dog) sculpture, and "Pick of the Litter", mixed-media (cat) sculpture

2013, Texas Top Thirty "A curated collection featuring many of Texas' most outstanding visual artists." Art on 5th Gallery, Austin, Texas

2013, BUILDINGS Magazine, May issue Wall mural for Philips North America featured on the cover. "Collaborative Interiors" article includes a case study of the Philips Workplace Innovation center

2013, Paws for a Purrpose, benefiting Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) "Guardin' the Garden", painted Boxer (dog) sculpture (portfolio link)

2008, segdDESIGN Magazine, No. 20 "Lilly's Front Door: EGD at Eli Lilly and Company" Featuring design work and photography of Lilly's Corporate Center Lobby

2007, "Floral Arrangement #2" Displayed in Austin City Council Member, Jennifer Kim's office

2006, Austin GuitarTown sponsored by Gibson "Vibrancy", painted, 10 foot guitar sculpture (portfolio link)

2006, "Guide Sign Graphics", PIE Books, Tokyo, Japan Two Nortel Networks projects published (external link)

2005, Macworld Digital Art Gallery "Guitar: Composition in Color", Judges included Peter Max and Steve Wozniak

2004, Interior Design Magazine, November issue "Call Us Anytime" article on Nortel Networks, Santa Clara

2004, USAF Design Awards, Honor Award, Incirlik, Turkey Architectural Compatibility Guide

2003, SEGD Merit Award, Nortel Networks, Santa Clara

2002, SEGD Merit Award, Nortel Networks, Calgary, Canada

Before 2000:

1999, Sports Illustrated, April issue HOK Sport website featured in the Scorecard section

1999, Grid Magazine, New York issue Article review of several architectural websites. HOK receives "best of show" award

1997, Interior Design Magazine, October issue "A Website of One's Own" article featuring HOK's website

Silver Award, Sirrine Engineers, Defining the "What" Brochure Public Relations Society of America

Honor Award, TVA Design Guide Publication Texas Society of Architects

Honor Award, Rice University, Paul Kennon Memorial Symposium Graphics Texas Society of Architects