Design & Communications Manager
505.424.5050 ext. 1006
Renee Innis is a branding and design strategist, communications director, and event producer. Prior to coming to SFAI, she was the Principal of Rinse Design in Santa Fe for 5 years, a design studio that delivers strategy, branding, and communications for businesses and organizations driving social impact. In 2015, she co-founded and launched The Design Corps of Santa Fe to make visible the role of leading visual communication professionals in the community and to promote the value of design as a catalyst for social change. She has collaborated on such projects as the Immigration Impact Project, a partnership with the Santa Fe Dreamers, Design Corps of Santa Fe, and SFAI, and the inaugural SFAI Works by providing Design Corps’ professional expertise to entrepreneurs. She graduated with a BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and moved to Santa Fe in 2005 after primarily working as an independent designer for 10 years in the Bay Area. She was the Senior Designer for the ReBrand 100 Award Winner, Lovelace Health System Campaign, at Kilmer Kilmer Marshall Duran in Albuquerque and then held the position of Art Director at Cisneros Design in Santa Fe. She has been participating in, producing, and designing for events since 1999 including The San Francisco International Film Festival, the NFL Pro Bowl, and FOG Design+Art International Fair. Renee continues her commitment to design for social good as the Design and Communications Manager at SFAI. Her branding expertise works hand-in-hand with SFAI’s mission and will highlight the accomplishments of SFAI’s social justice programs and creative leadership.