Bruce Heavin is the cofounder and chief creative officer of lynda.com, a pioneering company in online education. lynda.com teaches anyone software, creative, and business skills through a comprehensive library of instructional videos produced in-house and taught by recognized industry experts.
An illustrator and designer, Bruce oversees the company’s visual branding and style, from creating the company’s now-iconic logo to ensuring that the lynda.com aesthetic reflects its teaching style.
“Some of the software we cover is complicated, and we break it down into simple steps,” he says. “The design needs to echo and support that.”
With company cofounder and wife, Lynda Weinman, Bruce coauthored the books Coloring Web Graphics and Coloring Web Graphics.2. He was instrumental in launching lynda.com as an online training resource, broadening its scope to include photography, illustration, and graphic design, and teaching many of its original courses.
A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Bruce has created graphics for DreamWorks SKG Interactive and illustrations for Adobe, MSNBC, E! Entertainment Television, and national publications.
Photograph by Bart Nagel