Rebecca Heavner,  Instructor, University of Colorado Denver is the co‐author of the illustration emphasis area in the College of Art & Media where she teaches illustration and design.  While studying for her graduate degree in Landscape Architecture, Rebecca worked in the office of Michael Vergason, Landscape Architects in Alexandria, Virginia. After graduation, she worked with Chroma Design Inc, a landscape architecture firm in Boulder Colorado. Her interdisciplinary studio practice includes research, landscape design, interactive installation art, illustration, teaching and critical scholarly writing on illustration, representation, landscape, and media.

Her 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”, author, “Chapter 2: Conceptual Illustration: Framework and Methodologies” published by Wiley Blackwell in 2019.

This website is a collection of my work to get a general sense of my practice as a scholar, illustrator, designer and teacher. For a look at a more in-depth CV, please connect with me through Interfolio.

Curriculum Vitae