Senior Visual Designer, Workiva
From a young age, Rachel knew she wanted to create digital experiences. The educational computer games at her local library were intended to teach kids a few things about colors and numbers, but for Rachel, the takeaways were even bigger.
Rachel graduated summa cum laude from Judson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications. She also studied multimedia design at De Montfort University in the UK. Having worked at startups both large and small, she understands the diverse challenges faced by user experience designers.
Today, Rachel is a senior visual interface designer for Workiva, maker of cloud-based financial reporting software for the Fortune 500. She is a member of AIGA, the professional association for design, and a chapter advisor for AIGA Iowa.
When not contemplating the finer points of icon design, she can be found practicing vinyasa yoga and romping with her dog, Maple.
For more, keep up with Rachel
on Twitter as @rachelmc.
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