As Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Design for Thread, Rebecca Richards leads and oversees all creative efforts within the design arm of Thread.
Her first decade in the industry brought awards from Graphis, Print, The Black Book AR100, the American Association of Museums, the Seattle Show, and others.
Recently, her design experience has expanded to include product design. Working in collaboration with contemporary fine artists, she's created a line of THREAD products which includes housewares, papergoods, wearables, and accessories.
As Co-founder of Thread for Art, Richards' responsibilities include designing and self-publishing museum calibre publications. Publications to date include Lava 2002: Contemporary Art in Seattle, Robert Yoder: Abfall, and Fashion is Art, all of which have received national and/or international design accolades.
Prior to Thread, Richards gained experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Her experience ranges from producing annual reports for Fortune 500 companies to single-handedly generating all creative materials for a large non-profit arts institution.
A native of the Puget Sound region, Richards studied design in the Visual Communications department at the University of Washington.
Despite the local roots, Rebecca has seen much of the globe. A self-professed "travel junkie," Rebecca has explored countries on five continents and has aspirations to inhabit the west coasts of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.