Patrick's work balances left and right brain approaches. He earned a master's of arts degree in sculpture and a minor in computer programming.
He since has created both amazing designs and multiple web-based computer systems, including a totally automated online computer hardware sales site that for years was one of the largest in the country.
Among his many accomplishments is being selected by CBS and Cafe Press for the winning design in the national Dancing with the Stars contest.
From Software Development to Graphic Design And Fulfillment
- Website content management
- Calendar management
- eLetter management
- Online surveys
- Loyalty rewards programs
He create complex websites and communications systems for major universities and hospitals, among others.
Following MutualGravity, Patrick invested 10 years in building a successful design company, Valador Studios.
Cafe Press Leadership
Patrick became one of a few independent designers that Cafe Press would request work from to fulfill their licensed properties, such as Dr. Who, Marvel, and CBS TV series.
The top graphic above is his CafePress FanPortal design for Elf.
Patrick, automated the back-end of his design submission process and shared this software with many other designers.
Amazon Expansion & Pride Designs
When Amazon recently began t-shirt fulfillment, Patrick expanded his offerings and has created one of the leading design stores on Amazon.
He continues to expand his offerings on Amazon and other fulfillment houses.
Throughout this development phase, Patrick has become perhaps the leading designed for Pride t-shirts in the U.S. His 2019 design has once again been chosen as the winner of the NWPA Pride Alliance T-shirt design contest.
Links & Social Media
- Valador Studios: valadorstudios.com
- Whee! Design: wheedesign.com
- Whee! TV: whee.tv
- Whee! Pride: wheepride.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/WheeDesign
- Pinterest: pinterest.com/wheedesign
- Instagram: instagram.com/valadorstudios
- Instagram: instagram.com/patrickhiller
- Cafepress: cafepress.com/profile/wheedesign
- RedBubble: redbubble.com/people/valador
- Spreadshirt: shop.spreadshirt.com/whee-pride
- Zazzle: zazzle.com/store/whee_studios
- Society6: society6.com/wheedesign
- Pixels: pixels.com/profiles/patrick-hiller/shop
- Whee! Design on Amazon: www.amazon.com/stores/WheeDesign/node/15175989011
- YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=TT0vO1XLwfI&list=PLb4fFtXaoRe785JqMpkpe2HRFycewi32S
Seven years ago, we spoke with Patrick about his business direction, and were impressed recently when listening to his responses. His discipline and focus are an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs.