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Rachel at The Jam conference in London, 2015

Rachel is a Senior Designer with over 7 years in the field, working with award-winning Design Agencies, ground-breaking Startups, and for the last 4 years with the Google Chrome UX team. She has worked with clients and collaborators like Seth Godin, BMW/DriveNow, Google Duo, Doctors without Borders, and Freeletics.

She has led over 20 Design Sprints, events which create and test solutions for critical organizational problems in less than one week. Her Sprints have helped Doctors Without Borders drive organizational change, and transformed how Chrome approaches translation. She has spoken at 30+ events in 7 different countries, and received 20+ peer-initiated bonuses for stepping outside the line of duty at Google.

She also starts new things. Most recently, she co-founded the first German version of the Maker Faire, called Make Munich, and founded the Design Jam, a quarterly event in Munich and London which brings together coders, designers, and business people to build products over the course of a single day. For the last 5 years, she’s worked with the local IxDA chapter to bring great speakers to Munich each month.

Selected engagements:

Interaction 18
Lyon, France: Feb 7, 2018 (Upcoming!)


Mensch &
Computer Conference – Keynote

Regensburg, Germany: September 2017


Web Directions’ Respond 2016
Melbourne & Sydney, Australia: April 2016


Interaction 16
Helsinki, Finland: March 2016

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: October 2015


Jam Conference
London, England: 2015


Workshop partnership with Push Conference
Munich, Germany: 2015


Smashing Conference
Oxford, England: 2015


ux munich Conference
Munich, Germany: 2015


Future Perspectives Panel, IxDS Pre-Work Talks
Munich, Germany: 2014


Push Conference
Munich, Germany: 2014


uxCamp Europe
Berlin, Germany: 2014