Bruce Heavin is the cofounder and chief innovation officer of lynda.com, one of the most successful companies in online education today. Through a comprehensive library of instructional videos taught by industry experts, lynda.com teaches technology, design, and business skills to millions of individual, corporate, academic, and government subscribers.
As the company’s creative strategist, Bruce is dedicated to making the lynda.com experience fulfilling for both members and employees. An illustrator and designer, he also oversees the visual branding and style, from creating the company’s iconic logo to ensuring that the lynda.com aesthetic reflects its user-friendly 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.”
A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Bruce has created illustrations for many album covers, national magazines, and major media companies.
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.
Photograph by Bart Nagel