Heikka is a doctoral candidate and part-time lecturer in Aalto University Department of Art. His main subjects are digital painting, vector illustration and graphic design and technology. Additionally, Heikka teaches media pedagogy, e-pedagogy and gender and sex in art education. He is also the go-to guy on technical subjects in the programme.
When Heikka is not teaching, he works as an illustrator, artist and (non-digital) game designer.
His research concerns games in art education. Check heikkavalja.com for more.