I'm in that generation who grew up without technology and then watched the world jump headfirst into digital. A realist who digs through the deepest corners of my mind finding the right creative solution. A child at heart who wants to change the stigma of bad advertising. Hello, I'm Rachel DeRieu!
My biggest strength and weakness is being an overthinking perfectionist. I love letting life take my hand and lead the way, but the whole time I'm thinking about my next move and how to make the most of my time.
As a kid, I'd always turn nothing into something; dandelion highlighters, leaf piñatas, even gluing Christmas lights to a wire rack and declaring it as art. The greatest advice I was given growing up was, "Once you know the rules, you can learn how to break them." Creative innovation runs through my DNA and it's important to keep the 9-year-old Rachel alive and thriving. I've always looked toward film for inspiration, Anything Robin Williams, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The School of Rock, and The Breakfast Club impacting me the most.
2019 / The D Show / Best of Student Nominee / Detroit
2019 / Addy Awards / Silver / Greater Flint Area
2018 / The D Show / Shortlist Nomine / Detroit
2018 / Addy Awards / Silver / District 6
2018 / Addy Awards / Silver / Greater Flint Area
2018 / College for Creative Studies President’s List
2017 / Addy Awards / Silver / Greater Flint Area
2016 / Addy Awards / Silver / Greater Flint Area
2014 / National Quill & Scroll Yearbook Excellence / Graphic Design Division