Increase creativity and measurable outcomes in your purposeful work to engage community. Heather Mallak of Public Studio has been a strategic partner to regional universities, nonprofits, museums and libraries for the past two decades. Drawing on her training in graphic design and interactive media, roles have included project management, event production, trainings and facilitation, experience design, digital storytelling, and developing visual communications to reach a variety of stakeholders. 

Bring playful approaches to engagement by leveraging insights from Public Studio’s experience in: making in maker spaces, integrating emerging technologies and teaching game design. As a designer of [learning] experiences, Public Studio’s goals are to continue conversations and extend impact.

Connect: heathermallak@gmaildotcom / twitter: @digisalad

Clients / Collaborators / Project Partners include:


Alpha Lab Gear

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Art

City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation + Performance – Inclusive Innovation

CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center

Fred Rogers Productions

Fox Chapel School District

Games for Change

Global Game Jam


Institute of Play


Meadowcroft Rock Shelter

National STEM Challenge

Pennsylvania Department of Education


Pittsburgh Public Schools


Remake Learning Days

Schell Games

Senator John Heinz History Center

Sharpsburg Community Library

South Fayette School District

Tech Shop

Triboro Ecodistrict


West Liberty University