Denise Heckman

Associate Professor

Art, Design, and Transmedia
Department of Design
Industrial and interaction design

5th floor, The Warehouse


M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Before joining the faculty of the industrial and interaction design program at Syracuse University, Denise Heckman began her career at Hallmark Cards and then spent the greater part of the late 1990s in the technology ghettos of Seattle. She co-founded Motive Design Research, a design and consulting firm whose clients included Hewlett Packard, PhotoDisc, Adobe, and K2 Skis/Olen. She worked as both a designer and as a design researcher for startup companies, biotech, medical, consumer products, and arts organizations.

She currently teaches courses on design research, interaction design, and principles of industrial design. Ms. Heckman holds a B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.