about

We craft identities.

We build brands.

We amplify your voice.

Good design makes the world a better place — which is why we design for businesses committed to social impact and cultural change. We align your goals with your audience, create strategic plans, and design and develop brands that elevate your message over the long term.

We established Rinse in 2012, putting our 20 plus years of expertise and national experience to work focusing on what we love most — working with others committed to change.

About Renee

Renee Innis is the Co-Owner of Rinse Design, Chief Project Manager and Design Strategist. She also co-founded the Design Corps of Santa Fe with Robert in 2015 to make visible the role of leading visual communication professionals in Santa Fe. Hailing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Renee spent 17 years in the Bay Area honing her craft and developing design strategies for a diverse group of clientele.

She has the unique ability to combine design savvy with organizational management, serving as Senior Designer and Account Manager at a number of prominent design studios, including Visual Strategies and Skaggs Design in San Francisco.

Renee was the Senior Designer for the ReBrand 100 Award Winner, Lovelace Health System Campaign, at Kilmer Kilmer Marshall Duran in Albuquerque and held the Art Director position at Cisneros Design in Santa Fe for 6 years. 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 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, and most recently, the 2018 and 2019 Art of Change events for SFAI.

About Robert

Robert Innis is the Co-Owner of Rinse Design and Co-Founder of the Design Corps of Santa Fe. Widely known for his charismatic and impassioned views of design as a creative force and agent for sustainable growth, he applies 24 years of experience to design—using critical, creative and conceptual skills to solve problems and issues in the new economy.

Throughout his career, Robert has worked with international clients, MasterCard International, Samsung (World Cyber Games), Global Outreach Doctors and nationally for Hewlett Packard, Beringer Vineyards, Edy’s/Dreyer’s Ice Cream and Los Alamos National Labs. Much of his local and regional work has focused on supporting small businesses — promoting leadership and progressive organizations. Robert has been an Adjunct Professor at the College of Santa Fe, a guest speaker and mentor to design students and has served for many years on the board of the New Mexico chapter of AIGA.

For progressive design change, he and Renee have established the Litter Nation project—a citizen science based design challenge focused on addressing litter in New Mexico.

While earning a BS from the University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP (Design, Architecture, Art & Planning), Robert also earned a living in Scotland, UK, New York, and Connecticut.