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Rachael Geller

Rachael Geller

Associate Graphic Designer

"We need to remember what's important in life. Friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. It doesn't matter. But work is third." — Leslie Knope

Maximizer, Responsibility, Futuristic, Relator, Achiever

When I was a senior in high school, I took a class where we worked on all kinds of design projects—anywhere from rebranding and packaging to web design. One of our first projects was to create a vehicle admission sticker for the Wisconsin DNR as part of a contest they run every year. My teacher did this project with every class because it was a good way to learn to design within specific parameters and, just for fun, he would submit everyone’s design into the contest.

 

We all designed our stickers, had a class critique, added it to our semester’s portfolio and packed it up. In my mind, the project was over. I completely forgot about it until the last day of the school year when I found out my design was chosen as the sticker for 2016. I was completely shocked when I heard the news, but ultimately found it encouraging. I was considering studying design and after hearing this, I decided that pursuing design was the right path for me.

 

After that, I went on to study at UW-Green Bay and earned my bachelor’s in design arts with a minor in computer science. As I was diving deeper into the world of design, I decided I wanted to know more about how it works on the backend. I took classes on writing code and design programs in Java and C++. Although I did cherish the many late nights spent teaching myself to code from YouTube®, struggling to get my programs running on my Mac®, I went back to focusing on design and ultimately found a passion for web and digital design. I graduated, moved cities, started as a designer at Blue Door Consulting and got married all within 6 months. All that change at one time sounds overwhelming, but I couldn’t imagine things going any differently!

 

When I’m not designing, you’ll probably find me at Target®, hanging out with my two cats, Olive and Salem, or learning something new to play on my ukulele. When the weather is nice, my husband and I like to spend our time outside biking, hiking or hanging out on the water. I love anything Disney® and am always counting down the days until I can go back to hang out with my favorite mouse!

Rachael Geller Portrait
Favorite TV or Movie Character

Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek. Her style is hilarious and she always has the best one liners.

Favorite Beer/Cocktail/Adult Beverage

Crown Royal Apple and Sprite

Who I’d Like to Have Dinner With (Live, Dead or Fictional)

Walt Disney

Favorite Board or Video Game

Super Mario Bros

Favorite School Subject

A tie between screen printing and 3D design

What I Wanted to Be When I Grew Up

An animator or Imagineer for Walt Disney

Favorite Holiday

Christmas!

Bucket List Item

Skydiving