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Meet Hero's Heroes: Libby!

by Hero Arts January 30, 2020 22 Comments

Back by popular demand - Hero's Heroes, a blog feature where we introduce you to members of the Hero Arts family. Every other month we will show you the people behind the scenes who work hard to bring you quality products and inspiration. We call them Hero's Heroes because they are how we do what we do!

Let's get to know Libby Hickson!

What do you do for Hero Arts and how long have you been here?
I had my 10 year anniversary with Hero Arts back in November, wow! I've done many things over the years - these days my role is Education and Marketing. If you've ever tuned into one of our Facebook Lives for a monthly release, that's me! I also manage our Creative Team of artists who bring you all of the inspiration here on the blog. I travel to industry tradeshows and store events to teach classes or run make & takes. My favorite thing is working with the independent brick & mortar stores - they are a treasure, and if you have one near you, consider yourself lucky and visit often!

What are 3 words to describe Hero Arts?
Outstanding Designs, Generous Hearts, My People
(Oops I think I may have cheated a little!)

Where you are from originally. Family info?
I've been married for almost 22 years, and have 2 kids - a 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter. I grew up in Michigan, but now live in the Atlanta area after spending about 15 years in Austin, Texas. Hero is located in the Bay Area of California, so I work remotely. I miss being able to see my coworkers regularly, but I also enjoy being able to work in my PJs...

What do you enjoy doing in your personal life?
First and foremost I'm a soccer mom! Both kids play soccer, and my son plays basketball, too, so a lot of my free time is taken up getting them to practices and watching their games. And I love to watch them play!

Best vacation you’ve been to?
This past September we went on a family vacation to Spain! It was amazing. I feel so fortunate that our kids could experience this. And now my dream is to someday retire to Barcelona. (Oh, add this to what I should be doing in my personal life - I need to learn Spanish!)

If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save?
I have a painting of my kids that my Gramma painted before she passed away, and I treasure it. My Gramma was incredibly talented, and if I have any artistic ability at all, I inherited it from her.

Thank you, Libby, for helping us to get to know you better. We are grateful that you are part of the Hero Arts family!





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22 Responses

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

February 01, 2020

Wow, ten years Libby! Congrats on that achievement! It truly is a testament to a great company when they are able to retain talented people such as yourself as long term employees. Fun to get to know you a bit better!

amy tsuruta
amy tsuruta

February 01, 2020

YAY for LIBBY!!!!!!!!!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

January 31, 2020

Wow, Libby, thank you so much for your story so whe know you a little better.
I love that this series is continues.

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

January 31, 2020

Libby rocks! She’s a Hero Arts heroine through and through!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

January 30, 2020

Great people make for great companies! It’s fun to read about the wonderful ones who work for Hero Arts. Thanks for sharing your life, Libby!

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

January 30, 2020

Libby is a great woman. Very kind and she smiles a lot !
She is part of the pearls Hero Arts has chosen to work with.
I am glad to know her ( a bit from our group in Facebook). Thank you for everything you’re doing !
I can help a bit with Spanish (I’m French bit learned Spanish and Italian :))
Take care and speak to you soon hopefully.

Carole D
Carole D

January 30, 2020

Hi Libby! So nice to “see” you again it’s been ages! Xo

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

January 30, 2020

Libby, simply said, You are the Best! So excited to see you and pictures of your beautiful family on the blog today! Big hugs!

Lydia B Fiedler
Lydia B Fiedler

January 30, 2020

I LOVE THIS WOMAN.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

January 30, 2020

Hi Libby! It’s nice to get to know you. :) Thanks for bringing back Hero’s Heroes; I enjoy learning more about members of the Hero Arts family!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

January 30, 2020

Love this! Thanks for sharing Libby’s story!!

Joan Bardee
Joan Bardee

January 30, 2020

Libby is one of my favorite folks in the crafting industry. She does a ton of volunteer work in her community, works, and takes care of her family. She gets more done in a day than many do in a week! Plus she is kind and a great crafter.

Margaret R
Margaret R

January 30, 2020

Glad to “meet” you, Libby! I really enjoy these Hero’s Heroes columns – its fun getting to know a little about the people who make HA such a wonderful company!

Daniel L West
Daniel L West

January 30, 2020

The Libster!!!! Enjoyed meeting this fine human being a few months ago. Such fun reading about her.

Ellie Wilkins
Ellie Wilkins

January 30, 2020

Libby is a marvelous person!! I was lucky enough to meet her this year at Creativation. A warm funny person with a huge heart! 💜🌵

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

January 30, 2020

It was great meeting Libby in a stamping workshop at Papercraft Clubhouse in Westbook, CT in the fall of 2019!

Janette Kausen
Janette Kausen

January 30, 2020

Libby is one of my very favorite people! She is all the things, all the time! ❤️

MargieH
MargieH

January 30, 2020

Hey there! Did not know you worked for HA over 10 years?! It’s about the same amount of time I worked at a certain die-cutting manf. LOL! Congratulations xo My bucket list place is SPAIN! Maybe I’ll pick your brain next time we meet. Speaking of which, SO GOOD to SEE + HUG ya, my friend! Have a great weekend!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

January 30, 2020

So wonderful to learn a little about our favorite artists :)

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 30, 2020

Hi Libby!! So nice to learn more about you.

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

January 30, 2020

I have been stamping for many years and Hero Arts are my favorites

Susan W
Susan W

January 30, 2020

Love me some Libby! Wonderful, friendly, bright, and of course, creative!! Need to see her more!