Rebekah is a graphic designer, photographer, and milkshake enthusiast.
She enjoys beautiful things and tries to make a few of them herself.
I approach design with the intent to solve creative problems with sophisticated and emotive visual solutions. My work is the result of strategic organization, meticulous attention to detail, and an uncompromising dissatisfaction with mediocrity. As an avid learner, I strive to constantly gain knowledge, experience, and learn new skills to further the quality and depth of my work. My design philosophy can be summed up in three words: information over decoration.
My work as a graphic designer stems from a desire to bring order to the disorganized. More often than not, I find myself viewing each new project as a puzzle waiting to be solved; as soon as a concept is unearthed, what once seemed disparate and indiscernible can be arranged into a logical, refined solution. Just as a puzzle appears obvious upon completion, my goal is that the final design appears resolved, communicates clearly, and looks good doing it.
I am a firm believer in the power of a quick wit and a clever sense of humor. Although I am serious about design, my designs are typically not serious—if you can make it fun, you should. A common theme throughout my work is the notion of subverting the familiar. By taking the ordinary and turning it on its head, I (gently) force the viewer to make connections and draw conclusions that are outside the realm of the expected. I am perpetually fascinated by the idiosyncrasies hidden within the mundane.
I aim for my work to be perceived as deceptively simple, and behind the most successful and simple solution is often a complex and intelligent idea. That idea is what I spend the better part of my time chasing after. The conceptual phase of my design process occurs almost continuously from the time I receive the creative brief until the idea is fully realized. Even when not actively researching for a project, my mind is obsessively searching for that “big idea”. This is the part of being a designer that I both love and hate.
Design can never be a 9-to-5 job; I will always take my work home with me.
I graduated from the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University in 2015 with a BA in Visual Art: Graphic Design and a minor in Art History.
I'm currently making cool things at Device Creative Collaborative in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Check out our portfolio and give us a shout if you're in the market for some killer design work.