AIGA FELLOW: NAMED BY AIGA CLEVELAND, 2007
Sheila Hart founded Sheila Hart Design, Inc., in January 1996, specializing in publishing, corporate branding and marketing promotion. She attained her degree in graphic design at the University of Cincinnati, and then worked for many years in New York City, at such noted firms as Vignelli Associates and Pentagram. Drawn back to Cleveland, her home, Hart worked at Nesnadny + Schwartz before starting her own firm. With more than 20 years of design and marketing experience, Hart has been proud to work with a range of clients including Aetna Life & Casualty, Amoco Corporation, Architectural Record magazine, Brookstone, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Fairwinds Press, IngenutyFest (2007–2009), National City Corporation, Oak Associates, On-Point Group, Progressive Insurance, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Schwebel Baking Company and The University of Akron.
Publications and anuuals that have showcased her work include HOW, Print, AIGA Graphic Design USA, Communication Arts and Creativity, in addition to being included in several books on design. She was featured in an article in Graphic Design USA magazine as one of 50 people to watch in the new millennium, and was also listed by Northern Ohio Live as one of the most influential women in northeast Ohio.
Hart has guest lectured and taught at Kent State University, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College. She has served on the boards for the AIGA Cleveland chapter and NOCA (Northern Ohio Communication Affiliates) before being named an AIGA Fellow in 2007.