Rachel is a problem-solver at heart and a designer by trade. Born and raised in Georgia, Rachel holds a BA in English from the University of Georgia and a degree in Art Direction from The Creative Circus. As an Art Director at McKinney, an independent ad agency in Durham, NC, she solves problems for a variety of local and national clients. Rachel has been recognized by D&AD, Archive, and Ad Age for her work in advertising.
Rachel is a foodie with an obsession for sustainability. In her spare time she works to improve the limited access that under-served citizens have to healthy, non-processed foods. She is a vocal advocate of fair-trade and organic products and is working to create green and reusable packaging for consumer goods. Rachel has been a contributor at FearLess since June 2011. She creates original illustrations and infographics for blog posts.