Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:30-6:45 pm
“Context Is Everything”
Associate Professor, Design Program, CCA
Eric Heiman grew up in the backwoods of western Pennsylvania and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he completed a Bachelor of Architecture in 1992. His winding, post-graduate path finally led him to the Bay Area where he studied graphic design at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and then later co-founded (with Adam Brodsley) the multidisciplinary studio Volume Inc. in 2001. Volume has created branding, identity programs, environments, exhibits, interactive media, films, and publishing-related projects for a range of commercial, cultural, and social entities and their work has been exhibited, honored, and published by a multitude of museums, galleries, organizations, and publications globally.
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and was awarded the college-wide Excellence in Teaching award in 2003. At CCA, he currently manages TBD*, a student-staffed design studio that does work for local Bay Area nonprofits and civic institutions. His writing on design has been published in Design Observer, Eye, and Emigré, and he was a founding writer for SFMOMA’s Open Space online publication. Eric has judged competitions, delivered lectures, moderated panels, programmed design conferences and even one film festival. He continues to indulge his interest in LP sleeve art, spending way too much money on record covers designed by Reid Miles, Vaughan Oliver, Peter Saville, and Barney Bubbles, among others. (He does actually listen to the records, too.)