A DESIGN BUSINESS OF A DIFFERENT KIND.

Quality that’s accessible, affordable & simple.

 

Highlands Design Group is aimed at providing area business owners, craftsmen, and community organizations
a trusted resource for marketing materials and graphic design.

 

 

The values we believe in: 

Honesty and Integrity – We always do what is right for our clients and community

Respect – We work as a team, employees, clients & vendors

Creative Passion – Our team is excited and energetic about what we do

Conscious Improvement – We strive to exceed expectations for a better, quicker result

ANGELA MCKOOL

ANGELA MCKOOL

DIRECTOR & LEAD DESIGNER

Angela is dedicated to providing area business owners, craftsmen, and community organizations a trusted resource for marketing materials and graphic design.  In 2005 she founded McKool Images, and has since provided services to improve the business image of over 100 community businesses and organizations.  By evaluating criteria such as audience, product life span, and delivery method she has provided professional designs and quality products for her clients.

In addition to operating McKool Images with continuous growth for the past ten years, Angela’s experience includes graphic design and project management at Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Her responsibilities focused on outreach, including event planning, publications, and multimedia that support a unified message for multiple communities including the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) and the Center for Educational Excellence at The National Defense University. She was responsible for the coordination of events for each of these efforts both domestic and abroad. 

Angela has formal training in the visual arts including an Associate Degree in Visual Communications and Fashion Illustration form The Art Institute of Pittsburgh as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute Online. Her career has included design for a full range of media including electronic and paper-based solutions, large format displays, product packaging, website creation, video, and social mediaShe offers skills in organization of graphics, navigation, and content using methods of information architecture, creating professional, easy-to-use web-based training and informational products. Angela also has extensive management experience with responsibilities for task, budget, and production management, addressing process improvement, and client direction.  

ALYSSA BARILAR

ALYSSA BARILAR

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Alyssa thrives on helping businesses look and do their best by providing quality design and marketing strategies online and offline. Alyssa’s formal education background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science Degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. Although she has worked on everything in the past 5 years from e-newsletters to door knob hangers, her sweet spot is the realm of social media. Alyssa gets inspired daily by coffee, pastries, and hearty laughs.