Ms. McBride’s skills as a designer, art consultant, artists connector, facilitator, and collaborator were a huge asset to this challenging project. The results are astonishing in their beauty, design, uniqueness, and cohesiveness with the interior design of the building. As with all art, one must really experience it to appreciate it. Her pragmatic business sense ensured that the whole process was successful and it was a pleasure working with her.
WAYNE MACHMILLER, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, MIRABELLA PORTLAND
Heidi was an absolute pleasure to work with. She managed the creative process with professionalism and immense resourcefulness. We’re truly appreciative of her efforts and excited about the beautiful mural that we were a part of creating.
NEWTON NEWTON BREITER, LAKE UNION PARTNERS
We were so fortunate to meet Heidi McBride. Her ability to interpret our thoughts, formulate the project concept and connect us with the perfect artist was an amazing journey. She was by our side throughout the entire process. The impeccable sculptures exceeded our expectations. There is no doubt she will be involved in future projects for Holland Partner Group.
JUDY SCHNEIDER, COO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP
After years with more blank walls than there should have been, we decided to get a bit more serious about getting some more art into our home. But we really needed some help to develop a plan and some choices – we have very eclectic tastes, limited knowledge of what’s out there, and needed help figuring out what would work where. Heidi was absolutely fabulous on all counts. She helped us figure out our aesthetic and our spaces, found great emerging artists that gave us a wide range of choices within our budget parameters and personally supervised the installations. Now, just about every corner turned in our home offers a chance to appreciate, enjoy or smile. We can’t recommend Heidi highly enough.
AISLING COGHLAN & MARK WIENER, RESIDENTIAL
Heidi is a pleasure to work with. Her ability to key into a clients needs as well as her design sense make her the best at what she does. A true professional.
ROB BILLINGSLEY, RESIDENTIAL
Heidi's wide-ranging understanding of design and aesthetics and her outstanding communication skills, gives her a kind of creative agility that enables her to imagine a life for my work that goes beyond my individual scope. I am fortunate to work with someone who is committed to envisioning possibilities for a client's space that fully allow for and honor the integrity of my own work as an artist.
KRISTIN PESOLA, FIBER ARTIST
Artists and collectors are different animals. Bridging the gap between the two is no small task and Heidi McBride does this by understanding and nurturing both creature’s needs. In the end I get to make work I am proud of and the client gets amazing original art.
MIKE SURI, SCULPTOR, SURI IRON
Heidi helped us find works by a local artist that we absolutely love. From listening to our requirements, to bringing pieces to our office, to supervising the installation, every aspect of working with Heidi was a pleasure.
STEVE ROSENBAUM, PRESIDENT, POP ART, INC.
We value Heidi McBride’s professionalism, reliability and collaborative approach. She listens to our mission and goals and provides us with unique original works of art that bring personality and interest to our public areas.
Ms. McBride’s creativity and access to a broad talent network make her a top choice for bringing a multi-faceted art program to fruition, from start to finish.
PATRICK H. KESSI, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER, PHK DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Heidi has done an amazing job curating unique, local art for our San Francisco office. She went above and beyond to find artists whose work complimented our innovative workspace and culture. Heidi worked closely with each artist to come up with pieces custom designed for the space – including several aerial sculptures and site specific installations. There was nothing “off-the-shelf” about the art collection that Heidi found for this workspace – and it really shows!
ANNE R. FLETCHER, NATIONAL ART ADMINISTRATOR, CAPITAL ONE
Heidi has the capacity and vision to work closely with artists and clients to create custom pieces that successfully communicate the client's brand while still honoring the artist's creative license and medium. She is also skilled at assembling a portfolio of artists and existing works which further tell the story of a project.
I have collaborated with Heidi on numerous projects, and value her practical business sense and simultaneous ability for creative ideation and input. She is highly intelligent, well-networked in the art community, and her charisma and passion for original art makes working with her a genuine thrill.
ALLISEN LARSON, PRINCIPAL AND OWNER, INTROSPECS DESIGN
Heidi has the fantastic ability to match my specific skills and artistic vision with each project resulting in a rewarding & fluid process for everyone involved. Her connection to the community & vision have brought opportunities I didn't even know were there.
JASON PROUTY, PAINTER, GARAGE 31
I have worked with Heidi since she founded her art consulting business. She is fair, flexible, has a keen eye, and a strong network of artists. She works hard in finding a good match between her clients and the artists she represents. Over the years Heidi has placed my work in some wonderful collections and given my work excellent exposure.