Heidi Antonson

Patent Illustrator

Heidi has been working in Patent Illustration since 2003.  She has worked as a contract Patent Illustrator since 2007 for several different Patent and Trademark law firms, as well as individual Patent Attorneys, a University, and a Professional Engineer.  Heidi has been doing contract Patent Illustration for Advent since 2011 and joined Advent full time in 2017.

In her role at Advent, Heidi creates, designs, and reproduces drawings that comply with the drafting standards of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as several international patent offices.  These drawings include mechanical figures, 3D designs and models, environmental views, block diagrams, and flow charts.  The drawings are based on descriptions, photographs, prototypes, sketches and mostly produced using CAD (Computer Aided Design), although other techniques can be utilized including hand illustration.

Heidi’s Patent Illustration work includes a wide variety of Intellectual Property areas, including mobile devices, computer hardware and software, human interface devices, telecommunications, oil and gas technology, medical devices, food science, web technologies, biotechnology, integrated circuits, agricultural technology, point of sale systems, and mechanical devices.

Honors and Professional Affiliations

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dana College, 2006
  • Dean’s List All 7 Semesters, Dana College, 2006


  • Dana College, Blair, NE – Bachelor’s Degree in Art, 2006
  • Dana College, Blair, NE – Bachelor’s Degree in History, 2006