curriculum vitae

curriculum vitae
Rebecca L. Heavner
Education
2012 M.L.A. Landscape Architecture, University of Colorado, Denver,
1985 B.F.A Communication Arts and Design, illustration emphasis, Virginia Commonwealth University
Professional Experience
2016-2012 Instructor, illustration emphasis, Visual Arts, College of Art and Media, University of Colorado, Denver
illustrator, designer, Urban Acuity, L.L.C., Denver, Colorado, Projects include: Public Art installation, Visualizations and Landscape Design consulting for Colorado based architects and landscape architects,(Chroma Design LLC, Coors Field, Jose Cuervo and Rio Grande Restaurants)
1985-2012 Leister/Heavner Illustrations, illustrator, Clients include: Fortune 500 corporate and many national editorial magazines; specializing in packaging and advertising illustrations
2011(May-Sept) Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, design intern
2011-2012 adjunct lecturer, consultant, illustration emphasis, Visual Arts, College of Art and Media, University of Colorado, Denver
Solo Exhibitions
2016Spatial Models, Center for Faculty Development, Center of Faculty Development, 14th and Lawrence Street, University of Colorado, Denver through the fall of 2017.
1998 Becky Heavner, Gallery 233-ONE, Alexandria, VA
Illustrations, 929 Gallery, Baltimore MD
1997 The Art of Illustration, Barry Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington VA
Exhibitions
2015Flex-it, San Diego, Flex-it, My Body My Temple: one day installation event on March 21, 2015 at the Jacobs Center in San Diego. Collaboration with Bryan Leister.
2014My Body My Temple, Collaboration:FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, Augmented Reality Game and Sculptural Installation | Parthenon Museum, Nashville TN
Traversal, sculpture, Walker Fine Art, Denver CO
2013One Three Dimensional Chair Process, Augmented Reality Sculpture, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO
DAVA Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, CO “Urban Earth” exhibition of landscape architecture drawings
2010 VCT, Art Gallery Montgomery College, MD “The Art of the Label”
2009 Redline Gallery, Denver, CO, “Digital Scandinavia, Interactive Pillow”
2006 Marlborough Gallery, Prince Georges County Invitational
2005 The Ice House Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WVA
2000 VCT Art Gallery Montgomery College “Women in Illustration”
1999 Pennsylvania School of Art and Design
1995 Invitational, The White House, The Rose Garden, Washington DC, “75th Anniversary of the Women’s Bureau Poster Exhibition”
1994 Torpedo Factory Arts, Alexandria, VA
Honors and Awards
2016 Travel Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, to present paper,”The Agency of Landscape and Metaphor in Conceptual IllustrationThe 7th International Illustration Research/ Journal of Illustration Symposium, Edinburgh College of Art
2016 Travel Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, to attend ICON 9, Austin, Texas
2015 Award for CU Denver Provost’s Award for Excellence in Practices Related to Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, College of Art and Media, Nomination and award for work in the illustration program.
2011 American Society of Landscape Architecture, Award of Honor
1989 Silver Medal, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, 40th Annual Show and Exhibition, Baltimore Sun Magazine
Juried Art Exhibitions + Publications
2009 Annual Show, Illustrators Club of Metropolitan Washington, Maryland, Washington D.C.
2008 Annual Show, Illustrators Club of Metropolitan Washington, Maryland, Washington D.C.
Annual Show, Colorado Illustrators Annual Show, Denver, CO
Bepo Mini, “Time”, Toronto, Canada
Best New H&B Product, Natural Foods Expo East, One With Nature Package Design
2007 American Graphic Design Award, One With Nature Package Brand Mark
2006 Gallery 233-ONE, Alexandria, VA,Invitational Mayor’s Show, Alexandria Virginia
ICON Roadshow Exhibition
Annual Exhibition,The Illustrator’s Club of Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC
2005 How “Self Promotion Annual”
Annual Exhibition, The Illustrator’s Club of Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Art Institute of Washington”
2004 Annual Exhibition,The Illustrator’s Club of Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC,
2002 World Wide Web Health Awards
2000 Best of Show Award, North Carolina regional ADDY
51 Annual Exhibitions Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
1999 Print Regional Design Annual
1995 Print Regional Design Annual
1994 Communication Arts Illustration Annual
45 Annual Exhibitions Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
1993 44 Annual Exhibitions Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
1992 AIGA 50: Third Biennial Design Exhibition
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
Print Regional Design Annual
Society of Illustrators, NY
1991 Communication Arts Illustration Annual
AIGA Annual Exhibition, Washington DC
Print Regional Design Annual
1990 40 Annual Exhibitions Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
AIGA Annual Exhibition, Washington DC
1989 39 Annual Exhibitions Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
American Illustration 8: Illustration Annual
Print Regional Design Annual
1988 29 Society of Illustrators, Museum of American Illustration in New York
1987 37 Annual Exhibitions Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
Society of Newspaper Designers Award
1986 Society of Newspaper Designers Award
Animation, Motion
2007 Animation for dance performance, “In Hiding,” Gunston Theatre One, Arlington, VA
2007 Animation for dance performance, “In Hiding,” The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Interviews
2009 Interview,“Digital Scandinavia” Modern in Denver fall issue
2002 Elan Magazine artist feature
1998 Interview,”Becky Heavner: A Washington Original”, Half Bleed Magazine, ADCMW
1996 Interview,”Sharing a Studio”, Half Bleed Magazine, ADCMW
1990 Interview, “New Illustrators”,Sketches, Illustrator’s Club of Metropolitan Washington
Selected Commissions:
Packaging + Signage: Annie’s Crackers, Wendy’s, One With Nature, Whole Foods, Whole Foods/Whole Body, Giant Food, Coca Cola Brand Concepts, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mr. Goodburger, Santa Barbara Salsa, Target, White Castle Burgers, Frito Lay Brand Concept
Institutional:Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Institutes of Health,Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Defense Intelligence Agency, Seafood Choices Alliance, US Department of Labor, US Department of Education, US Department of Agriculture
Healthcare: Fidelis Healthcare, Elmiron Brand, Schering Plough, Pharmacia, Pfizer
Editorial + Publishing: The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Garden Design, San Francisco Chronicle, Ms Magazine, Playboy, The Discovery Channel, Vegetarian Times, Eating Well, Universe Press, etc.
Advertising Agencies: McCann Erickson, BBDO/HongKong, J. Walter Thompson, Young and Rubicam, DDNeedham Worldwide, etc
Fortune 500 Companies:Oracle, Whole Foods, General Motors, Country-wide Financial,Freddy Mac, Frito-Lay, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Target
Lectures and Presentations
2014 Parthenon, Centennial Park, Nashville,TN,“My Body: My Temple An Augmented Reality Design Process
2013 DAVA Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, “Urban Earth” lecture on illustration and design
2007 American University, Washington D.C., illustration techniques
1998 A career in illustration, Marymount University, Arlington VA
1997 Virginia Commonwealth University, lecture
1996 Illustration, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria VA
1995 Running a Freelance Illustration Business, Marymount University, Arlington VA
1994 The Art of Promotion, The Illustrators Club of Washington, Washington DC
The art of illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
Workshop: Creating an illustration for assignment
1993 Workshop: Mixed Media demonstration, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
1992 Illustration Lecture, The Corcoran School of Art
Courses I teach
FINE 1100 Drawing I, FINE 2010 The Graphic Novel Workshop, FINE 3001 Digital Illustration Studio, FINE 3030 The Media of Drawing, FINE 3002 Illustration II: Spatial Thinking, FINE 4001 Advanced Illustration Studio I: Conceptual Illustration, FINE 4002 Illustration IV: Professional Practice, FINE 4003 Illustration V: BFA Thesis
Study Abroad
Course Title: Japan | Design, Illustration and the Pursuit of Wabi-Sabi, A Study Abroad Class on Design Principles in Japan, June 2015, co-teacher
Student Recognition
2014 Sydnee Masias, 3X3 International Illustration Show No.11, Honorable Mention
Professional Memberships
Design Communications Association
Other Scholarly Activities
2016CELA Review Committee, CELA 2017 Abstract/Paper Review Committee. Topic: Communication & Visualization
“The Agency of Landscape and Metaphor in Conceptual Illustration”, Abstract proposal accepted: for Shaping the View accepted: Understanding Landscape through Illustration 7th International Illustration Research/ Journal of Illustration Symposium (November 2016)
CELA Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Visualization and Communication abstract reviewer. CELA’s intent is to publish a peer-reviewed, thematically organized conference proceedings, Landscape Research Record.
2016 co-author with Joern Langhorst, presentation of peer-reviewed paper, “Places, Thick and Thin: On the Agency of Virtual and Augmented Reality,” Communicating Speculative and Creative Thinking, Design Communications Association Biennial Conference, Montana State University
ICON 9 Illustration Conference, CU Denver Travel Grant
2015 CU Business School, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, panelist/speaker,”Ethics in the Arts”
2014-2012 College of Art and Media Curriculum Consultant, Illustration Emphasis Area
2014 CELA Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, abstract reviewer, Visualization and Communication
CU Denver Travel Grant, to present peer-reviewed paper,”My Body: My Temple, an Augmented Reality
Design Process,” Design Communications Association, Atlanta, GA
2013 College of Art and Media Illustration Exhibition, co-curator
UCD Travel Grant, to attend ICON 8, Illustration Conference, 2014
CELA Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, panelist, “Digital Divide,” Austin, Texas
CELA Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, abstract and full paper reviewer, Visualization and Communication
2012 CELA Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, peer-reviewed paper, and graduate thesis, “Digital Poucháde: Design Thinking and the Influence of Media on Landscape Architecture”
Guest Design Critic, Landscape Architecture Studio, University of Colorado, Denver, visiting Professor, joni m. palmer,PhD
Teaching Activities
2016-2012 College of Arts and Media, CU Denver-guest critic for mock and final senior thesis review Painting + Drawing, TransMedia
2016 Advisor, Artworks Guild
Advisor, College and Art and Media, Chalk Art Festival
2015-2012 Consultant and co-author, College and Art and Media, Illustration curriculum
2015 Advisor for student applications, Undergraduate Research Opportunities(UROP)
Advisor, Illustration Guild
2014 co-curator, Illustration Emphasis Exhibition
2013 Faculty advisor for Painting and Drawing BFA thesis student exhibition
2012 UCD, College of Architecture and Planning, Landscape Architecture, Co-curation, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Editing, “Urban Roots”
2013 UCD, College of Arts and Media, UCD-guest lecturer/Workshop for Scientific Media
2011 University of Virginia, Exhibition of Michael Vergason’s drawings, bookmaking, curation, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
1998 AIGA Art Start Program Poster/Committee/Education Outreach
Programs + Skills
Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Sketchup, Premiere, WordPress, book making, mixed media illustration.Some work in Rhino, Grasshopper, Cinema 4D, AutoCad.