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Rachel Brandenberger


Chicago Headquarters

Empathy integrated with exploration is my motivation, and key to solving life’s greatest challenges. Through travels all over the world, I developed a passion for cultural understanding and international development and am interested in the way creativity and human-centered design can be used as universal tools to empower people to grow, flourish and rise above physical, emotional, or situational turmoil.

For three years, I have worked in the artisan sector, researching and consulting on a wide range of projects focused on understanding artisan textile techniques, their unique production methods, and the cultural traditions they celebrate.

My roots in visual communication and creative design reinforce my ability to see the chaos of the world through a thoughtful and organized lens. With an iterative, collaborative and diligent approach, I seek to design experiences and artifacts that engage organizations and drive positive, sustainable, growth.


Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design and Anthropology – University of Notre Dame

What Inspires Me

Handcrafted artifacts, human behavior, exploring, optimism, and a good cup of coffee.