Heinen Creative


When Chris Heinen isn’t in front of his computer, he is jumping out of planes.

Chris Heinen, a Boston based developer, founded Heinen Creative in 2008. With a background in both design and development, Chris brings a unique perspective to any project. Over the years he has also developed a network of trusted associates and service providers. This allows him to manage a wide range of projects.

Chris got his start at the NYC design firm RWI, where he worked his way up to Art Director. There, he led and contributed on a variety of different print and digital projects for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive, Hertz, RIM and Foot Locker. Also in NYC, Chris taught classes and held seminars at Noble Desktop. He created the school’s first ever WordPress courses and published two workbooks.

In 2010, Chris moved to the Boston area and took a position at Tank Design. He currently works as a Senior Developer and Technical Lead. In this role, he oversees the production of WordPress, Drupal and Concrete5 CMS builds. Clients he has worked with at Tank include FedEx, ServiceMaster and Rockport Shoes.

When he isn’t working, you can find Chris at 13,500 ft. He is an experienced skydiver, videographer, and coach with over 1,100 jumps. He also enjoys climbing, backpacking, snowboarding and traveling. Right now he lives in Boston with his girlfriend and two over-sized cats.



Chris Heinen specializes in semantic markup, responsive design and open source development. He can help turn a static design into a robust CMS.


Whether you are an individual or a seminar of sixty, Chris teaches topics ranging from basic HTML to building your own CMS theme.


Need advice on your existing project? Chris offers web design, SEO and CMS development consulting. Your project can benefit from his experience.


George Keeler

George Guest

Chris Heinen is someone we can trust when we need design advice, and when we need a project completed quickly and efficiently. We are continually impressed by his professionalism and creative ability. Every project we have worked with him on has turned out far better than expected and our customers are always impressed.

Janice Park

Urban Park Consulting

I had a wonderful experience working with Chris Heinen on a few logo and branding projects. He was very innovative and a pleasure to work with.

I appreciated his strong knowledge for marketing and branding, which made it very easy for me to communicate my ideas. I would recommend him and his company without reservation.

Betsy Mayo

Past State President, P.E.O. NYS Chapter

When asked to assist with the design of the 2009 New York State P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) cookbook, Chris Heinen pulled the whole project together and made the process a seamless one.

Chris heard the challenges, processed the information and created a winning cover on the first attempt. His creative solution incorporated the theme and brand guidelines required in the final design. Because of it’s graphic design appeal, the cookbooks sold-out. Chris works well within a tight deadline and is highly recommended as a resource.

Doug Urbany

James and Urbany Electrical Contracting, Inc.

Chris Heinen recently helped us re-design our logo and website. He was very patient and really took the time to listen to our needs and ideas. I found that he had a great balance of technical skills and marketing knowledge to create a professional website and logo. I knew that I could trust his ideas and recommendations, as I respect him as a person as well as his portfolio of work.

Rory Corrigan


Chris’ work is professional, expedient and worked with me on the project I had with my short time schedule. A t-shirt design concept was presented and a full mock-up of the product was delivered later that day, even after a few redesigns on one graphic. I got more than I could have ever hoped for and the end product came out marvelous. Thanks again!

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