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Young minds looking to unleash creativity.

We pride ourselves in having a team that’s all in our 20’s. We all have a fresh take on today’s latest design trends, and we want to unleash that creativity on your brand. Let’s get started…

Lanie Whitaker

PRESIDENT

Lanie Whitaker founded Arrowhead Design Co. in May of 2016 after two tasking positions as an in-house graphic designer for a tech start-up in New Jersey and a publication company in North Carolina. Lanie received her Bachelors in Art Studio with an emphasis in Graphic Design from USC Upstate and has used those skills and connections to build Arrowhead’s brand over the years. Today, Lanie oversees all of Arrowhead’s projects.

USC Upstate

Bachelor's Degree in Art Studio with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Class of 2014.

SYP Communications Award 2019

Lanie received the 2019 Spartanburg Young Professional award in Communications.

SYP & SCC Board of Advisors

Lanie serves on the board of Spartanburg Young Professionals and the Spartanburg Community College Digital Design Board.

Ima Ortega

DIRECTOR OF MEDIA PRODUCTION

Ima became a member of the Arrowhead Design Co. team in May of 2020 after partnering with Arrowhead for several years as a contract photographer & videographer. With over a decade of videography experience, from luxury lifestyle to high-speed racing, Ima Ortega is a cinematographer of the highest caliber. Today, he produces all of Arrowhead’s photo and video work.

Full Sail University

Bachelor's Degree in Media Communications.

Magazine Publications

Ima's work has been published in Forbes, Rob Report, and Altitude Magazines

Air Force Veteran

Ima served on Active Duty for 6 years and deployed to operations around the globe.

Slade Mullinax

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Slade became a member of the Arrowhead Design Co. team in October of 2018 shortly after graduating. Slade received his Bachelors in Art Studio with an emphasis in Graphic Design from USC Upstate, and specializes in illustration. Today, Slade has produced many of Arrowhead’s signature projects and has been the lead designer for the majority of his time.

USC Upstate

Bachelor's Degree in Art Studio with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Class of 2018.

American Advertising Awards (Greenville)

Slade received Silver at the 2018 AAF awards (Greenville) for his Hansel and Gretel Book Cover Series designs.

Kris Bridgeforth

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Kris was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana until moving to Gaffney, SC in 2016 to be closer to his parents. Kris recently graduated from Spartanburg Community College and is a full time graphic designer for Arrowhead. Kris joined the Arrowhead Design team in August 2019 as a Junior Graphic Designer and is considered our “Photoshop Wizard”.

Spartanburg Community College

Associate's degree in Graphic Design. Class of 2020.

Skills USA Competition

Placed 8th in the national competition for animation.

Jennifer Lindman

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Jennifer joined the Arrowhead Design team in August of 2020. Jennifer is a born and raised Spartanburg native. Jennifer graduated from USC Upstate in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Jennifer is a former journalist who has worked with networks like NBC and FOX. Jennifer has over seven years of multimedia production experience and five years of public relations experience. Jennifer has a passion for supporting local businesses and helping them thrive through social media! 

USC Upstate

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Class of 2018.

Former Journalist

Has worked with networks like NBC and FOX.

Heath Shaver

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Since graduating from The Citadel in 2017, Heath has worked to develop and grow small and large businesses across the nation. Heath excels in utilizing the necessary tools to help businesses hit their unique goals, while creating an atmosphere of communication and teamwork with this clients.

The Citadel

Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. Class of 2017.

#1 South East Sales District - Palmetto Benefits

Within first 2 months of working for Palmetto Benefits Heath sold 60k in direct annualized premium.

Jared Draney

JUNIOR CONTENT CREATOR

Jared is currently attending Western Carolina University, where he is seeking his bachelors degree in Film and Television Production. He was 1 of 15 selected for the program out of around 150 and enjoys being a musician on the side, playing both the trumpet and high brass instruments. Jared joined the Arrowhead Design Co. team in May of 2020 as a Junior Content Creator and also works as the Content Creator for Western Carolina University Football. 

Western Carolina University

Seeking his Bachelor's Degree in Film & Television Production. Class of 2022

2020 Controlled Chaos Film Festival

Best Cinematography Award