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I am a Product Designer focused on elevating the arts and cultural industries. My passion for art drives me to create digital products that can advance the entire industry, particularly artists themselves. I have been working freelance contracts for over a year. As a freelancer, I enjoy working one-on-one with artists, entrepreneurs, and academics to help them realize their goals and solve their problems.
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 even tailored my semester abroad to explore the for-profit Contemporary Art scene in Hong Kong. Since graduating in 2017, I have been gaining work experience in various arts institutions while learning WordPress, user experience design, search engine optimization, and digital marketing.
For my career, I plan to be active in the next chapter of art history by creating digital products with the purpose of cultural development. I want to grow as a versatile and adaptable Product Designer, paying particular attention to ideation and strategy in the design process. The internet has the potential to save the world, and I need to execute designs to reach this goal.
Helped organize the annual WordPress conference
A guide for attending a virtual conference, a tool for visitors to make the most out of a WordCamp, and a marketing incentive to get attendees to register before the day of the event
User Experience design bootcamp with 700+ hours of hands-on course material, 1:1 expert mentor oversight, and in-depth portfolio projects.
Website application for artists to raise money, and other types of support, directly from fans
Applilcation that improves art exhibition experiences without distraction
A few days every month, I voluntarily led 30-minute discussions in the galleries with the museum’s security officers as a way to improve institutional inclusion. With a few officers in a gallery at a time, I started discussions by posing a question or giving a topic and letting the conversation lead where it may. We covered issues of race, class, age, and gender. While keeping the conversation constructive, I introduced new ideas, information, and theories that I have learned in my time as an art history major, museum studies intern, and visitors services employee. They shared their insights from working in the galleries observing the museum and it’s visitors everyday.
“Rachel’s Art Talks was a great and very informative program that allowed security officers to learn about the art they protect. It also provided a way for officers to engage with visitors and enhance their experience.”
– Larry Jay Reason, Allied Security Supervisor
Assisted the controller and executive administrator with managing accounts, compiling data reports, preparing for the annual audit, and executing accounts payable & payroll.
Completed a virtual learning program based on the PMBOK® Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge)
Completed 3 courses in Search Engine Optimization:
Worked with artists and curators to design and lead tours for private groups and UPenn students.
Completed virtual training courses:
Completed virtual training courses.
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Thesis: Cracking Visual Codes: How Nick Cave’s ‘Soundsuits’ Critique Commodification in African-American Art
Minor: Interpretation Theory
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