Working for an architecture firm is a dream come true for Raquel. She creates signage and graphics for Dreyfuss + Blackford, a blend of all three of her degrees. Raquel’s projects include the California ISO Headquarters, PG&E Gas Operations Technical Training Center and the Placer County Animal Services Center.
Raquel started designing newsletters and writing stories at age 10, complete with drawings. By 17, she was editor of her high school newspaper and working for a local paper, mainly writing and editing obituaries. Then there was the internship at a TV studio in college. It was not quite what Raquel expected. Heading into her last semester, she decided to change her plan! After a catalog search, Raquel chose Interior Design but a required graphic design class helped her find her true calling.
“I love graphic design. You can work in any industry, helping shape brands and creating widely recognizable collateral. It is much more than simply art because it has an inherent function. Signage is a great blend of graphic design and architecture because it allows me to work on all of our projects and ensure our signage is cohesive with our architecture.”
Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication (Mass Media)
California State University, Sacramento
Board Member, Sacramento Modern
Member, Society for Experiential Graphic Design
Member, Crocker Art Museum
Member, Sacramento Tree Foundation