Rebecca Young is a new media designer and academic. She was born in Canberra where she studied literature, philosophy and fine arts. She received a graduate diploma in Film and Television from Swinburne University (now Victorian College of the Arts) in 1989, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Interactive Media at RMIT University. She has been working in film, television and new media since 1990, as a film editor, designer, illustrator, animator, researcher and educator. Her work as a broadcast designer for film and television includes information design, animation for title sequences and special effects. Her work as an interaction designer has encompassed the creation of interfaces and animation for galleries, museums and theatre productions. Currently she is a lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne, where she teaches design and theory classes in interactive media design.