About Me

A Good Laugh is a Mighty Good Thing

Hi, I'm Rebecca

I'm a designer living in Chicago with experience branding restaurants, retail, and non profits. Some of my hobbies include cooking (eating), keeping up with the arts (rewatching old episodes of Gilmore Girls), and enjoying the outdoors (eating on patios). My ideal work environment is with a collaborative, creative team whose goal is to inspire others and produce design that makes an impact. Most importantly, I think work should be fun, and no day is complete without a good laugh!

Currently, I am the Senior Brand Design Manager at Portillo's, a fast casual restaurant chain known for unrivaled Chicago-style street food. I lead Portillo's in-house agency, Ever Creative.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?
Didn't you read the blurb above?

No, I don't have time for that. What's the gist?
I'm a designer from Chicago who focuses on branding and strategic design.

Have you always been a graphic designer?
No, I used to be a child and had to go to school and stuff. I did always love to draw and paint, and one year in high school I even got out of taking science so I could take a jewelry making class.

What's a weird thing about you?
I used to own a pet hedgehog named Bruce Quillis.

Who are your favorite artists and designers?
Paul Cézanne, Saul Bass, and Jessica Hische.

What's your favorite place to visit in Chicago?
I would either say Second City or the Impressionist Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

What's your favorite and least favorite food?
Fries and cold fries.

What would be your dream project to work on?
Designing the branding for a restaurant owned by Tina Fey.

Ready to talk?