Hi I'm Rachel —a curious product designer enthusiastic in building enriching user-centric experiences that extend empowerment outside the screen.

Captivated by the possibilities that design and technology can bring, I stay awake motivated to drive meaningful levels of impact at different scales across the world. With design being so versatile, I'm overly passionate about improving the education space, empowering creators and communities, cultivating meaningful relationships, as well as advocating for collaboration tools. Always hungry to learn more about the world (or in general), I look forward in bringing my drive to empower teams, question boundaries, and shape the future for the greater good.

Curious to learn how a goldfish tank sparked my passion for problem-solving? Interested in working with me? If that’s the case, don’t be a stranger and feel free to say hi, I’d be more than happy to chat with you!

Hey there, I'm Rachel a design student from Toronto studying at York University/Sheridan College (YSDN) I'm motivated in engaging with diverse narratives and collaborative experiences in order to expose opportunities for others to achieve their potential across the world. At the moment, I'm exploring more on how these opportunities can be created through cultivating inclusive design systems and tinkering with generative design. 

Want to learn how a goldfish tank inspired my passion for problem-solving? Interested in discussing the future of design education over toasty french croissants? If that’s the case, don’t be a stranger and feel free to say hi, I’d be more than happy to chat with you!

or check out my resume!

I'M THE TYPE OF PERSON TO

EXPERIENCE

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EXPERIENCE

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EXPERIENCE

LET'S STAY IN TOUCH!

Find an excuse to wear a turtleneck
Have a frozen fruit addiction
Eat cereal really differently
Collect cultural artifacts

Only wear turtlenecks in the winter

Have a LaCroix addiction

Accumulate too many tabs

Eat cereal really differently

Conduct user research worldwide
Speak at design conferences
Complete my Foursquare bucketlists
Learn how to mix beats!!

Conduct user research around the world

Speak at design conferences

Complete my Foursquare bucketlists

Win HQ (at least once!)

Community

Besides just generating impact to teams, and users through my product experiences, what drives me excited as a Designer is to help empower budding designers. I'm always looking for opportunities to give back by either speaking, volunteering, or judging! 

SPEAKING

YSDN Workshop Panelist

YSDN Workshop Panelist

Hosted multiple workshops helping curious designers at YSDN such as 'Intro to Product Design', 'Crafting Portfolios', as well as 'Guide to Achieving Your Dream Internship'

VOLUNTEERING

Giving back to the younger design community at a larger scale, I offer time in giving advice to younger students regarding projects, portfolios, and internships. Book time with me here!

VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEERING

DSA Secretary

Being apart of the Design Student Association (DSA), I documented and communicated notes/tasks to key partners. I've also lead a first-year event called 'First Year Jam'

JUDGING+ VOLUNTEERING

Hackathon Judge + Volunteer

Hackathon Judge + Volunteer

Luckily having the opportunity to judge at Delta Hacks + UofT Hacks, I've rewarded teams and generating discussion on user experiences.

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Doing my best to be the team's cheerleader Deltahacks 5

Doing my best to be the team's cheerleader  Deltahacks 5

Portfolio featured on Bestfolio's "Editor's Pick", Cofolios, Design Bombs , Millo , this Article, and also this Medium Article
Last Updated January 2020

Let’s collaborate together! — rhtcheng@yahoo.ca

© Rachel Cheng, 2019