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?
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Astro Poets Podcast
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Always Be My Maybe
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Patricia Perez Eustaquio
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