Who Are We?

Meet Our Crew

Heather DePriest

Heather DePriest

Owner/Lead Designer

Heather is very passionate about creative elements that look great! She will work diligently to better the design and feel of a project by adding high-end graphics to every project she does.

Heather is a completely self-taught graphic designer. Beginning her career as an advertising and layout designer at the local newspaper in Chinook in 2003, she spent numerous hours studying the process of website design at home and through on-line courses. Heather is highly knowledgeable in CSS and has recently finished Parallax coding training. In January 2009, she received the American Association of Webmasters Gold Award for her high end design and content writing skills. Her portfolio includes knowledge in Adobe, HTML, CSS, WordPress, and other high quality components for website and graphic design.  She works with several designers in Montana and across the United States to produce the highest quality product possible. All of our designers are highly educated and provide an amazing product for our clients.

Heather and her husband Scott live in Chinook, Montana with their three children, Dentin, Kolton and Ashtyn. Together they own several businesses and she believes in dedicating as much time to her children as possible.  Heather is the past-president of the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce and works diligently to promote the community of Chinook and organizations that benefit the area in which she calls home.

Taylor Faulkinberry-Richardson

Taylor Faulkinberry-Richardson

Project Manager/Graphic Designer

Taylor Faulkinberry received her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Minor in Design Drafting from MSU-Northern in 2013. While attending MSU-Northern, she also played on the Skylights Golf team all four years. She grew up in Harlem, Montana and graduated as Valedictorian in her high school class. When Taylor is not working and designing she is spending time with her family and friends. Taylor treasures all of the family time she can get and is guided by her one brother, Tyler Faulkinberry, her Guardian Angel who lost a battle to cancer in 2014. Taylor also loves to golf, paint, hunt, fish and go on family vacations. Next September, Taylor will be getting married to her fiancé Austin Richardson. She looks forward to growing and learning more in the graphic design field with the Montana Grafix team.

Dana Cotter

Dana Cotter

Graphic Designer

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” —Cecile B Demille

For me, that could not be more true. My passion has always been design and I’m lucky enough to be able to make living at what I love. Being a freelance graphic designer for nearly 20 years, I’ve worked on projects across the board — company branding/logo design, brochures, newsletters, flyers, packaging, invitations and on and on. I love all things print and take pride in my sense of creativity, attention to detail, and being able to grasp what my client is looking for. I graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. I reside in Valparaiso, Nebraska with my husband Andy, and three children, Rhet, Quincy and Chance.

Kristin Klinger

Kristin Klinger

Graphic Designer

Kristin is a professional graphic designer with over 20 years of experience. She does what she loves and loves what she does! Her creativity is fueled by an addiction to typography, listening to music and Sharpie’s. As a kid, she doodled…on everything. Looking back, it was clear what she was destined to do. Kristin graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Throughout her career, she worked on a wide range of projects; magazines, brochures, logos, billboards, invitations, websites, packaging, banners… just to name a few.

To ensure a professional image for your company, Montana Grafix has a full-time graphic designer on duty at all times.

Credentials and Awards

NorthCentral Montana Stockgrowers
Contributor of the Year Award 2016

In 2016, Montana Grafix was awarded the Contributor of the Year Award from the NorthCentral Montana Stockgrowers Association.

American Association of Webmasters
Gold Award 2009

In 2009, Montana Grafix was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Design from the American Association of Webmasters.