Erica Heinz


Looking for a creative consultant? I have many (many) years of experience in design and development, working with both large corporations and lean startups. I can manage projects from strategy and IA all the way through development and support, pulling in outside specialists as needed. I’m schooled in visual communications, trained in Lean UX and agile development, and passionate about educational, creative and conscious technology. Let’s make the world a better place!


  • The Practice of Interaction Design

    School of Visual Art, NYC
    MFA Interaction Design, Summer 2017, 2018, 2019 Developed and taught a five-week intensive focused on responsive web design.

  • Digital Product Design Major Studio

    Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
    MPS Digital Product Design, Fall 2017 Taught the 6-credit core studio in the first semester of the new Masters program.

  • Curriculum development

    Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
    MPS Digital Product Design, Spring 2017 Reviewed and revised three course templates for the new Masters program.

  • Core Studio: Interaction Design

    Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
    BFA Communication Design, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016 My curriculum was sent to Parsons’ sister school in India as the model for this course!

  • Prototyping for the Web I, II, & III

    2014 3 online classes on UX, visual design, and HTML/CSS prototyping


  • Preserving the Craft of Thinking

    IXDA Education Summit, Lyon, France
    Researched and presented with Jodi Leo
    February 2018 slides

  • UX & UI workshop

    Black Girls Code, NYC
    Mobile App Entrepreneur Summer Camp August 2015

  • Prototyping for Startups

    Made in NY Media Center, NYC
    Creative » Founder Lab
    July 2015 slides + handout

  • What is User Experience?

    Black Girls Code, NYC
    Project Humanity Hackathon July 2015

  • Counterculture

    The New York City Graphic Design Dialogs, NYC Hosted by Parsons The New School for Design December 2012

  • Rapid Prototyping: Iterative Insights

    Future of Web Design conference, NYC
    October 2012 slides + video


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