PORTFOLIO


/ Arts Raiser

Arts Raiser is a website application concept designed to help artists raise funds and receive other types of support directly from fans.

UX Design / Spring-Summer 2020

Product Concept

/ Rebel Foster – fosterishere.com

Fosterishere.com is a mobile-first events website for up-and-coming Philadelphia DJ, Rebel Foster.

WordPress Website / Spring 2020

Ongoing Client Work

/ What is Art, Really?

What is Art, Really? was an entertainment website, with accompanying Instagram page, that made fun of conceptual art.

WordPress Website / Fall 2019

Archived

/ In-Art

In-Art was an active social platform where artists and arts enthusiasts could talk about art.

WordPress Website / 2017 – 2018

Archived

BACKGROUND


/ Professional Summary

As a UI/UX Designer, I create websites and other digital products for the arts and cultural industries. My passion for art drives me to create digital products that can support the entire industry, especially artists themselves. 

While studying art history and interpretation theory at Swarthmore college, I strove to learn the impact of business and industry on culture, and vice versa. I tailored my semester abroad to explore the for-profit Contemporary Art scene in Hong Kong.

For my career, I want to participate in the next chapter of this history by creating digital products that further cultural development. I aim to be a digital product manager and entrepreneur, working with artists and cultural institutions of all types.

/ Work History

Digital Marketing Assistant  / Splat Studios

Visitors Services Employee  / Philadelphia Museum of Art

Audiovisual Assistant  / Philadelphia Museum of Art

Docent  / Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

Intern – Finance  / Fabric Workshop and Museum

Intern – Education  / Delphi Teen Media Program – Museum Studies Internship Program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Math Tutor  / Blueprints Program at Swarthmore College

Manager and Videographer  / Swarthmore College Women’s Soccer Team

Tour Guide  / Swarthmore College Office of Admissions

Intern – Corporate  / Dressbarn Corporate Office

/ Volunteering

WordCamp Philly 2020 / Organizing Committee

WordCamp Philly 2019 / Event Volunteer

WordCamp NYC 2019 / Event Volunteer

/ Education

UI/UX Design Career Track / 2020
Springboard  / Virtual Bootcamp /  9 Month Program

Swarthmore College  /  Class of 2017

Bachelor of Arts: Art History  /  Thesis: “Cracking Visual Codes” – How Nick Cave’s Soundsuit 2009: “Happy Easter” critiques the commercialism, consumerism, and commodification of African Americans in Contemporary art

Minor: Interpretation Theory / “What is Interpretation Theory?” (2015) by Rachel Winchester on Swatstories, a Swarthmore Admissions Blog

University of Hong Kong  /  Fall 2016

Courses /

  • Hong Kong’s Economic Growth: a modernisation and internationalisation miracle
  • Cultural Policy: a complex marriage of business, politics, and culture
  • Buddhist Art and Architecture
  • Chinese Buddhism and Ritual

Project Management Training / Fall 2019
ILX Group /  Virtual Learning

/ Skills

/  Web Design
User experience design
Interface design
HTML/CSS
Search engine optimization
Landing page design
Email design
Wireframing
Prototyping

/  Business
Project management
Customer service
Public speaking
Digital marketing

/  Research
User Experience Research
Keyword Analysis
Web Analytics
JSTOR

/ Softwares and Tools

/  Web Design
WordPress
Figma
Sketch
Photoshop
Balsamiq Cloud
InVision
Adobe XD
Moqup
Elementor

/  Marketing
Google Analytics
Google Ads
Mailchimp
Yoast SEO
SEMRush
Hootsuite

/  Business
Excel
Slack
Microsoft Office
Trello
Asana
Miro
G Suite

CONTACT


Email Address / rachel.winchester@alum.swarthmore.edu

/ Philadelphia

/ New York

/ Remote