IA Design & Usability: Steven Heitman, Sr. User/Design Researcher, Information Architect, User Experience Designer, Project/Product Manager, Mentor, Usability Expert/Testing, Director

Sr. User/Design Researcher / Information Architect Specialist

User Experience Designer


Design Projects

A brief design portfolio:

Collage design, exhibit design, graphic design and typography, signage design, illustration, photography, multimedia, animation, and Flash.

Communication Is the Golden Key to Success

“Universal clarity of communication is the crux of graphic design,” notes Michael Vanderbyl, a longtime Graphic Design Program faculty member at CCA California College of the Arts.

CCA graphic design program

CCA graphic design program

In keeping with this spirit, the BFA Graphic Design program is both conceptual and skill based, emphasizing interdisciplinary thinking, theory, and rigor; MAIA; BAIA; BFA; AS & AA.

Graphic Design Projects

My graphic design portfolios are numerous, not all online.

Other design and drawing portfolios:

Line art, contour drawing, pen and ink drawings, pencil drawings, charcoal drawings, brown bottle study, flowers study, portraits of male and female nudes, landscapes, objects, seeing positive and negative spaces, extensive drawing field trips, extensive photography (digital, traditional), and Photoshop.

An extensive and robust graphic design portfolio:

Exhibit design, logo, labels, interface design, typography, photography, photography and illustration, photography and Photoshop.

Other graphic design portfolios:

User research, design, graphic design (CD cover, front and back, illustration for CD, letterhead, envelope, business cards), four-panel brochure, branding, logos, letterheads, second sheets, blank sheets, financial data sheets, business cards, labels, large poster and timeline for instructional design history, book design, book and cover design, poster design, other book designs, business card design, printing poster, 7/70 redesign, duotones, prepress production (page layout, stripping, darkroom work), product illustrations, and multiple projects done using Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design pieces produced, using all the different softwares, including Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks. Many of my pieces were also printed and produced by me.

In all the graphic design programs I did, I took many drawing courses and illustration courses. I feel that being able to draw really enhances all of my information architect and user experience designer skills, including ideation and brainstorming abilities, being creative gets all the juices flowing.

graphic designers draw in drawing class


Hard-copy portfolios:


Design Projects

Small sample of online portfolios:


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Steven Heitman
IA Design & Usability

Sr. User/Design Researcher
Information Architect
User Experience Designer
Interaction Designer
Product Designer
User-Centered Designer
Usability Tester
Technical Writer
Corporate Trainer
Project/Product Manager

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