Julie Rivera

Rivera holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Textiles from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Formerly an Art Director at Odesta Corporation, a top ten Macintosh software publisher, Rivera brings an extensive background in communications art and technology to publiciations and marketing materials. While at Odesta, she was also responsible for the company's exhibit management including booth design.

As owner of Rivera Design & Communications for 20 years, she focuses on corporate identiy, marketing materials and book design for start up companys and independent book publishers. Many of her book designs have received recognition. In addition, Rivera also focuses on surface design. Her work was chosen to be include in Valerie S. Goodwin's book Art Quilt Maps and last fall she was a Studio Assistant to Akemi Nakano Cohn for an Indigo Master Class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Rivera exhibits and sels her fiber art locally and through her website. She is currently a member of Women's Journeys in Fiber and the North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, where she served on the board from 2011-2016.

Julie's work reflects her interest in Japanese dying techniques, love of pattern in nature and other forms, and composition.







Circles & Cycles


Blooming Botanicals







10 Easy Pieces






Footwear Paradigm Shifts



Birds Boxes Time Pathways


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