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I'm Rachel! I design usable experiences grounded in research and tested by users.

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Whether I’m designing a service, a book, or a website, I bring my passion for crafting thoughtful experiences. As art director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I lead a team of designers in conceptualizing and designing interactive print books for children. We use UX principles to iterate our ideas and test prototypes so our books are both functional and delightful.

In 2018 I earned my master’s degree from Northeastern University where I focused on interactive information design. No matter the type of project, I aim to informstrategize, and solve real world problems with my work.


The skills I bring to my work every day

User Experience

My work is guided by research and tested to ensure usability. I conducted interviews vets and pet owners to develop the Pet2Vet service concept.

Visual Design

My graphic design experience has given me a keen eye for designing information systems with color and typography. Learn how I redesigned the Eatwell assistive tableware website to better align with their brand goals.

Information Design

I love using data to tell a story. See how I informed readers about food history and persuaded them to change their minds about living in small spaces using infographics.


As a manager I have advocated for best practices and necessary support for my team to complete quality work.


Whether using data, text, or imagery, I enjoy crafting stories that appeal to a variety of audiences.


I obsess over the details without losing focus on the goals. In creating the Instaplan travel app I ensured that the final product aligned with the needs of our persona.


What I’ve been up to lately
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May 2019


Aug 2017 - Dec 2019

Art Director, HMH Books for Young Readers


Sep 2015 - Sep 2018

Earned my Master’s degree in interactive design from Northeastern University


Mar 2015

Participated in a service design hack-a-thon at the Global Service Jam, Boston


Dec 2014 – Aug 2017

Senior graphic designer for culinary and lifestyle Books

Nov 2010 - Apr 2016

Volunteered with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center leading workshops on survivor support and prevention