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Hello! My name is Rachel, and I love coffee, whiteboards, and making awesome things.

 

Things i’ve made

VISA  YOU + WE FILM

VISA YOU + WE FILM

VISA  MADE FOR EVERYONE ANIMATION

VISA MADE FOR EVERYONE ANIMATION

GE  UNIMPOSSIBLE MISSIONS

GE UNIMPOSSIBLE MISSIONS

GE  THE MESSAGE PODCAST & ARG

GE THE MESSAGE PODCAST & ARG

GE  OCTOBRELLA

GE OCTOBRELLA

VISA  MAGIC DOOR

VISA MAGIC DOOR

TROPICANA  HALF THE SUGAR PRINT

TROPICANA HALF THE SUGAR PRINT

CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE  VIDEO

CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE VIDEO

ABQ BALLOON FIESTA  INTERACTIVE POSTERS

ABQ BALLOON FIESTA INTERACTIVE POSTERS

 

How I got here

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My love for making things started at an early age. Growing up in Texas, I used to make up recipes in my mother’s kitchen and serve my “experiments” to my family. (My mother was always gracious--my five siblings, not so much.)

In high school, I started making music and—although I've done my best to hide it—there is probably evidence on the internet that I was a founding member of an almost-band. Music led me to Nashville for college, where I discovered a love for communication and design.

After graduating with a degree in design and web development, I made the jump into the advertising world in New York City, where I produced a wide variety of projects—from unconventional digital experiences and branded content to traditional advertising mediums, such as print and broadcast. I am currently a MS Fellow with the IDM program at MIT.

I think best with a pencil in my hand, strive to learn from everyone I encounter, and never take myself too seriously. I hope to give a TED talk some day—Here's to doing something worth talking about.

PLaces I’ve been

Profile

I am an enthusiastic “maker” with experience in advertising, interaction design, film, and product design. I began my career as an art director for an advertising agency in New York City, where I produced a wide variety of projects—from unconventional digital experiences and branded content to traditional advertising mediums, such as print and broadcast. I strive to learn from everyone I encounter and never take myself too seriously. I am currently a MS Fellow with the IDM program at MIT.

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘19 (Expected)
MS in Engineering & Management, Integrated Design & Management (IDM)

Belmont University ‘14, Magna Cum Laude
BFA, Design Communications, Minor in Web Development

Experience

BOSE • Concept Engineer
June 2018–Present,  Cambridge, MA

seymourpowell • Futures / Product Design Researcher
Jan 2018–Feb 2018,  London, UK

BBDO • Art Director
March 2016–Present,  New York, NY

BBDO • Junior Art Director
March 2015–March 2016,  New York, NY
I work under senior creatives to concept and execute campaigns for AT&T, GE, and Visa. 

BBDO • Art Direction Intern
June 2014–March 2015,  New York, NY
As an art direction intern, I worked under senior creatives to concept and execute campaigns for AT&T, Visa, Dove Chocolate, Orbitz Travel, and Sheba Cat Food.

Enactus Belmont • Student Creative Director
October 2012–May 2014,  Nashville, TN
I formed and led a group of student designers to create branding, direct mail and promotional materials for non-profit clients, as well as an annual report for national business competitions. 

Discover Financial Services at PULSE • Graphic Design Intern
May 2013–August 2013,  Houston, TX
I created marketing pitch materials, financial documents, presentations, and small web elements within the marketing department. I presented all of my work to the Executive VP of Marketing and coordinated with print vendors on production.

Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business • Student Designer
May 2012–September 2013,  Nashville, TN
I worked with the Belmont University marketing team to create brochures, posters, mailers, billboards, and other marketing collateral for campus events. I art directed an event that drew over 1,200 attendees.

Industrial Strength Marketing • Graphic Design Intern
February 2012–June 2012,  Brentwood, TN
I worked with the creative team to create point-of-sale pieces for local retail clients, as well as work on larger projects under the supervision of the senior designer. I also became an expert in creating mock-ups and a spray mount enthusiast.

AWARDS

Cannes Gold Lion: Cyber, 2016
Cannes Gold Lion: Entertainment, 2016
D&AD Graphite Pencil: Branded Content, 2016
One Show Gold Pencil: Cross Platform Content, 2016
Art Directors Club Gold Cube: Digital, 2016
Webby Awards Best Use of Native Advertising, 2016
Young Gun Award Content and Engagement, 2015