Rebecca Heavner, Instructor, University of Colorado Denver. Rebecca Heavner, MLA, is the co‐author of the illustration emphasis area in the College of Art & Media where she teaches illustration and design. Her 25+ year illustration career includes work in advertising, design, institutional and publication markets with recognition from American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and others. Rebecca is a contributing author to the book, A Companion to Illustration: Art and Theory , Chapter 2: Conceptual Illustration: Framework and Methodologies” published by Wiley Blackwell in 2019.
Before teaching, she worked as a designer in the office of Michael Vergason, Landscape Architects in Alexandria, Virginia, and Chroma Design, in Boulder, Colorado. Her interdisciplinary studio practice includes interactive installation art, illustration, teaching and critical scholarly writing on illustration, design, representation, landscape, and media.