About Me.

Climate Designer with simply too many houseplants.
Hi, I’m Rachel. I am a self-taught product designer based in New York City with a background in visual arts and software development. During daylight hours, I work at Spotify. Before this, I’ve designed at Airbnb, DoorDash, Peloton, and the IDEO CoLab.

I recently wrote a foreword for Sustainable Web Design, which has also been distilled into a fun web resource. I spent time cooking up something weird and exciting in the fall of 2020 as a resident of the Earth 1.0 cohort of The Strange Foundation Decelerator.

I help build a community of creatives pushing for climate action in their work through Climate Designers, and I mentor aspiring designers through Student Office Hours.

In my free time I love being in motion (boxing, surfing, climbing), preferably in the great outdoors. Otherwise, I’m constantly learning new ways to grow & cook my food. I talk a lot about plants, farmers markets, and food as a social medium. You can also check out what I’m up to in the links below, or through this page.
Currently Reading
The Mushroom at the End of the World, a book by Anna Tsing
Currently Building
Caprine, a Facebook Messenger desktop app
Currently listening to
Resistance, hosted by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.