Rebecca Gardea
Designer



Rebecca Gardea is a graphic designer and artist based in the Bay Area, California. She holds an MFA in Design from the California College of the Arts. Her practice explores experience and emotion through print, digital, and video. Her recent video work entitled “_ stretch” received an honorable mention from the SF Design Week 2021 awards and the Graphis Silver Award in the New Talent 2022 annual competition. This project sought to create an experience rather than document an experience, allowing participants to bring their own context to the work. Rebecca currently works as a content designer at Adobe and freelance designer and co-founder of GRL GRP.          
    Rebecca takes a phenomenological approach to her work and seeks to present designs that leave space for viewer or user participation rather than prescribing a specific reaction. Learning through experience is essential and leaves a lasting impression and room for the mind to explore.




Identity for Design Lecture Series
2022

SPRING 2022 DESIGN LECTURE SERIES

Medium: Poster, Paper, Ink, Digital

Identity work for California College of the Arts' Spring 2022 Design Lecture Series.


San Pablo Mural
2021

SAN PABLO MURAL

Medium: Mural

This mural is a GRL GRP and @ifthenstudio collab! Wheat pasted flora and fauna onto the pink building as a process of plant life reclaiming an empty building.


GRL GRP Website
2021

GRLGRP.COM

Medium: Web

A womxn run and feminist inspired design collective based in the Bay Area of California.



HONORABLE MENTION: STUDENT CATEGORY AT THE 2021 SF DESIGN WEEK AWARDS

Duration: 7:16
Medium: Photography, Video, Motion Graphics

A 7-minute phenomenological film exploring the balance between contextual information and abstraction.


Charette Project
Video, Designer
2020

Duration: 1:32
Animation: Watercolor

A short documentary about the fires in California and how I felt about it.

Rebecca Gardea
Bay Area, California