Deborah showed her artistic talent early when she copied a Toulouse-Lautrec painting at age 10. She went on to study design at UCLA and received an MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She has worked at various Boston design studios and was the principal designer at Five Elements. She has also taught design courses at RISD, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Art Institute of Boston.
At Brandeis, Deborah oversees a design team that has won a number of honors, including CASE and AIGA Best of New England Show awards, and helps establish and maintain the university’s visual identity. She loves to solve problems for clients by working collaboratively with them throughout the design process to figure out creative ways to tell their stories visually.
In her free time, Deborah enjoys outdoor activities with her family and playing or creating art projects with her daughter.