SCD Staff - Rachel Switzky

Rachel Switzky, SCD Director


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Rachel Switzky is the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Siebel Center for Design’s mission is to practice, model and teach design thinking, using human centered design to reimagine the campus, community and collective world. 
Prior to her current appointment, Rachel has been a global design leader working with Fortune 100 companies over the past 20 years. Most recently, she served as an Executive Director at IDEO, the company who pioneered the concept of design thinking. For the last decade in this role, she helped teams imagine futures and then put them into action, focusing on digital design, emergent technologies and impact at-scale.