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
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. McKool Images evolved into Highlands Design Group as a part of The Highlands Group in 2018.
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 media. She 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.
Megan is passionate about helping businesses look and do their best by providing quality design, specifically in branding and marketing materials. Megan’s formal education background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Messiah College in 2019 in Studio Art/Graphic Design and Digital Media. Megan started working as an intern for Angela in 2017 as a part of McKool Images. She has worked as a graphic designer for the Messiah College Office of Marketing and Communications and The Pulse Media Hub. She has always had a passion for serving small businesses and nonprofits, specifically in her local community, but also distant communities. From logos, to magazine layouts, social media graphics, websites and stationery, she enjoys and deeply appreciates the opportunity to provide marketing materials and to be able to help others with her talents and abilities.