People You Should Know: Robert Rausch

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Story by Chelsea Kauchick

Robert Rausch is a photographer, designer, sustainability advocate, avid marathon runner, and a true creative at his core. He has created designs for world-acclaimed clients such as Anthropologie, Hilton Hotels, Whole Foods, The Waldorf Astoria, and Billy Reid. He also has editorial pieces in publications such as Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, Garden and Gun, and The New York Times. Robert’s work has won him the prestigious Clio award as well as several ADDY awards, including the Best of Show. While he moved to the Shoals area at the age of eight, Robert’s creative pursuits later shipped him across the world where he worked in Africa as a photojournalist, and later as an artist in Paris, New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Despite living in the artistic meccas of the world, Rausch returned to the Shoals area in 2002 and purchased a historic building in Tuscumbia he would later turn into Gas Design Center “We never planned to stay in the Shoals area, but after I met creatives like Natalie Chanin, Billy Reid, and Audwin McGee, I knew this place was special. It was Audwin who talked me into buying the studio. We started growing some roots here after that,” he explained…(continued)

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