(Temple, TX – May 1, 2023) Nicki Heiner, RID, has been named Artcobell Director of Interior Design. Ms. Heiner joins Artcobell after two decades of working as a professional interior designer in education, healthcare, corporate, hospitality, and institutional segments. In her new role, she will be responsible for building the interior design practice within Artcobell, providing design services, training, and education to dealers, design professionals, and schools.
"I have always had a passion for evolving a space through architecture and design, and I am thrilled to bring that same passion to Artcobell," says Heiner. "I am excited and honored to lead the design team in creating innovative and functional furniture designs that meet the needs of the ever-evolving learning environment. Drawing from my experiences in many different sectors of architecture and design over my career enhances my dedication to creating unique and adaptable furniture designs for my clients. I am eager to contribute my expertise and collaborate with the team to help Artcobell continue to be a leader in the industry."
This move marks Artcobell’s continued focus on building strategic relationships with the architects and interior designers who are helping schools transition learning environments to meet the needs of current and future learning strategies. Heiner brings her background to a diverse leadership team with rich experience in education, manufacturing, construction, and commercial furniture.
"We're excited to have Nicki join Artcobell in a completely new role," says Rick Parker, president of Artcobell. "We look forward to continuing to broaden the number of services - like design - that we provide to our customers. Paired with professional training, trends tracking, thought leadership, and best-in-class manufacturing, we are providing more to the market.
Heiner has a BS, Interior Design with a minor in Architecture from Texas Tech University, and is both an advisory board member and student mentor for Interior Design Department at University of the Incarnate Word. She is a member of Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE), Texas Association for Interior Designers (TAID), American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ). Artcobell is a manufacturer of innovative K-12 school furniture, made in the United States for today’s flexible learning environments.