from RISDworks: San Francisco Bay Area graphic designer Jean Orlebeke worked as a senior designer and art director in Chicago, Tokyo and San Francisco before launching her own design firm in 1998. Based in Oakland, CA, her firm, Obek Design, handles print collateral, corporate and product identity, and packaging and exhibit design. It recently broadened its scope to include textile design, new product development and strategies for young businesses, winning recognition from the Type Directors Club, Graphis, Communication Arts magazine and the I.D. Annual Design Review. In 2002 Orlebeke partnered with design colleague Ellen Elfering to introduce eiei-o (www.eieiostudio.com), a wrapping paper line represented in stationery and design stores in the US and Europe.