Rebecca Nathanson

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THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY

Rebecca Nathanson is a senior in the Graphic Design Communication program. Starting her college career as a Fashion Merchandising Major, she redirected her energies to artistry and visual communications in all areas. Expressing her talents early on, her first experience in design began with hyper-realistic pointillism and mixed media. Her experience in artistry taught her how visual communications can evoke emotional responses and considers this effect in all of her work. When not working on current projects, she fills her time with freelance work, designing at a local startup, and continues her fashion modeling for boutique designers. She gets outside in the sunshine to hike, cycle, toss the ol’ disc (frisbee), travel, and play with her two mini poodles. Her current studies are focusing on strategic branding, designing for impact, and applying these concepts to digital through UX/UI design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Glen Rock NJ

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Parks and Rec

FAVORITE PODCAST?
The Moth

FAVORITE BOOK?
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Mulan

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Currently Tony Matelli, his work is insanely hyper-realistic

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Project Hello World

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Hanging with my pals

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
David Carson, Ben Grandgenett

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Conceptualized strategic branding, UX/ UI design, and illustration

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Veterinarian

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The ability to collaborate with other types of designers and professionals to help expand and develop my skills.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Do the work that feeds your soul not your ego.” – Jessica Walsh

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