RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD)
Hilary grew up in Washington DC. In 2007, she received her BFA in Printmaking from RISD. After college she lived briefly in Brooklyn before moving to Marfa TX where she lived for seven years. While there, she worked at various places including dosa, inc., Ballroom Marfa and the Judd Foundation. She spent a lot of time browsing books at the Marfa Book Company, and co-founded a satirical monthly paper called Real News with Rosa McElheny. These activities all lead her to return to RISD and pursue an MFA in Graphic Design.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
I don’t listen to many podcasts, but I love listening to the Section Cuts by Celia Hollander on Dublab.
I recently read Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto, which I really loved
Woman of the Dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Going to the beach
FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Book design and type design
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER?
Topiary artist, textile designer
THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
I admire my peers and teachers so much!
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.” – Sister Corita Kent, 10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life