Wild by Design Taxidermy Studio is owned and ran by head taxidermist, Heather Miller, a long time apprentice / taxidermist of Robert Swope, retired owner of Swopes Taxidermy studio which was in business for over 40 years. In the very beginning of 2016 Heather took over the Swopes business and renamed and started her own under the name of Wild by Design. 

As a dedicated taxidermist and artist, Heather competes and attends at state and national level taxidermy competitions and conventions to continually learn more and to stay on top of the latest breakthroughs in the taxidermy industry. She believes the sky is the limit in this business and aims for only the highest satisfaction of our clients. If you have an idea of what your looking for we are the ones to make it into reality. 


 I always knew I wanted to have a job where I worked with animals, but little did I know that they would be dead ones! I was always an artist who loved to draw and paint elk, deer, horses, birds and pretty much anything in nature. The outdoors and art are my passion and I am grateful to be able to make it my profession. I dont ever plan to stop expanding my knowledge of these amazing animals, and to never stop improving my work, the sky is the limit!

- Heather Miller. Owner, Taxidermist

Heather Miller