Helga Watkins has worked extensively in both print and environmental graphic design as a lead designer, art director, and consultant. As an independent design contractor, Helga has also been solely responsible for generating the artwork and technical designs for several major comprehensive interior theming graphics and wayfinding graphics packages, including the restaurant & amenities identity design, signage, custom gaming graphics and displays for the Orleans Hotel & Casino, the Suncoast, the Southpoint, as well as the Orleans Arena. She has also worked extensively in print and advertising design and restaurant graphics and identity.
Currently she is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she teaches all levels in the graphic design program.
Prior to arriving at UNLV to start the graphic design program, she was the Interiors Department Art Director at Young Electric Sign Company (Yesco) where she designed and art directed a department of 14 designers working on comprehensive art packages for interior lighting displays, gaming signage, custom slot graphics, and wayfinding programs for many casinos, cruise liners, and resorts, including Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, and Paris Hotel & Casino, with hundreds of additional designs created for properties around the world.