AUBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL + GRAPHIC DESIGN
Rebecca Riemersma is a designer, cat mom, and Oxford Comma enthusiast hailing from Atlanta GA. She is currently in her senior year and will graduate Summa Cum Laude in May 2020 with a BFA in Graphic Design. She adores design because it allows her to discover new and creative solutions for problems in a world that’s constantly changing and shifting. While in school, she’s been able to dabble in the design world through an internship with Delta Air Lines and her job as Lead Designer for Auburn’s Office of Student Involvement. She’s passionate about conservation and sustainability, and seeks to apply her design skills in ways that better people’s lives. A textbook INTJ and an Enneagram Type 1: she’s driven, focused, and principled; always striving to improve, and constantly asking “why?”. When she’s not in the studio, she can be found designing her next tattoo, road tripping across the country for a concert, curating Spotify playlists, or hanging at home watching Netflix with her cats.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Reston, VA / Various Atlanta GA suburbs
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person all the way (I’m usually asleep by 9pm)
FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
At the moment: Recursion by Blake Crouch. Of all time: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
The Princess Bride FAVORITE FINE ARTISTS?
J. M. W. Turner
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
A tie between reading and running
FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Publication or brand design
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Being able to freely explore different facets and applications of design.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Treat People With Kindness” – Harry Styles