Meet the Team

LAURA: Owner & Creative Director

Laura (L.E., get it…“Ellie”) Heymann knew she wanted to be a graphic designer ever since working on her high school newspaper. After studying journalism at UT Austin and working in the magazine industry for several years across Austin, Vegas, and Dallas, she began designing invitations for friends on a freelance basis in her spare time. Once the workload increased, she left her day-job as an Art Director, making Art by Ellie a full-time operation in 2010. Additionally, Heymann owns and operates Green Apple Lane, a design firm serving small businesses with branding and web design. She holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University with a dual emphasis in business and women's studies, and she currently lives in North Texas with her husband (they are already "empty nesters," thanks to the magic of adopting older kiddos)! To learn even more about Laura, check out this blog!

megan: graphic designer

Megan recently finished her graphic design degree after spending two weeks with us in residence as a design intern. She currently designs remotely from Nebraska, where she lives with her husband and their very large pet pig Felix! We try to get her to Texas for a week here and there every chance we get to work together and exchange ideas in person.


What sets Art by Ellie apart from others is our focus on design, instead of simply offering binders of fancy papers. While we do offer an array of papers (different styles, textures, colors, and weights are available), frankly, we believe paper is a blank canvas. What makes us truly fall in love with an invitation (or any piece) is what is on the paper, which is where we come in — the Art, by Ellie.

Giving Back

Simply put, supporting small businesses puts more money back into our communities. For this reason, and many others, we are extremely passionate about supporting small businesses, both personally and professionally. We thought you might like to know that your support of Art by Ellie enables us to give back to several local and national organizations, such as Tarrant Area Food Bank, Arlington Life Shelter, Texas Parks & Wildlife, the National Parks Conservation Association to name a few, as well as multiple educational institutions and scholarship funds.

Thank you for supporting us, so we can help support others!