Madeleine Teh

STW2020_MADELINETEH

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD)

Madeleine is a senior pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design (with a minor in Art History) at RISD. She makes brand identities, posters, and print publications with special attention to color relationships. Inspired by magic realism, tropical flora, and nostalgia, Madeleine intends her work to feature the full spectrum of human emotion and to challenge widely-accepted standards of beauty. She’s also a Leo from sunny Manila, Philippines

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Tropical Manila, Philippines.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person, but night owl after long flights

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Bojack Horseman

FAVORITE PODCAST?
The Astro Poets Podcast

FAVORITE BOOK?
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Always Be My Maybe

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Patricia Perez Eustaquio

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Amnesty International

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Reading, yoga class

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
My classmates and mentors at RISD

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Branding work recently, but I would love to incorporate color theory and research-oriented processes in the future

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER?
I’d write novels!

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
We’re always encouraged to take risks and develop our own voice as designers. Not having to do calculus problems is also a nice bonus.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Look with your eyes, not with your mouth!” – My Mom

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