As a lawyer and artist, Heidi Nielson is no stranger to extreme attention to detail and adhering to rules and client needs. Collage and mixed media expressionism has allowed her the space to play and let go of these constraints. She has struggled with OCD and anxiety for most of her life, and has found the colorful, weird, and hopeful world that she creates through collage both healing and empowering. She is originally from Arizona and runs a part-time illustration and design business in her spare time called Desert 2 District Design. She resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two cats, Mo and Data. She has exhibited her work at Latela Gallery in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in English from Arizona State University, and her J.D. from the University of Arizona.