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Siebel Center for Design Director Rachel Switzky

Rachel Switzky

Director

Rachel Switzky is the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design. Prior to her current appointment, she 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.

Rachel attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving her BFA and MFA in Industrial Design from the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Team

Lisa Bralts
Associate Director of Marketing

Rachael Dietkus
Associate Director of Programs

Ted Faust
SCD Fellow
Design Strategy

Jake Fava
Design Strategist

Mikaela Frechette
SCD Scholar
Kinesiology

Jamie Hedrick
Graphic Design Coordinator

Amanda Henderson
Senior Design Strategist
Lecturer

Carrie James
SCD Scholar
Curriculum & Instruction

Aditi Jha
SCD Fellow
Design Strategy

Emily Kasak
Office Manager

Mark Olson
SCD Fellow
Design Strategy

Alex Pagano
SCD Scholar
Mechanical Engineering

Dr. William Patterson
Senior Design Strategist
Social Impact

Nicholas Puddicombe
Associate Director of Operations and Experience

Nancy Qu
SCD Fellow
Design Strategy

Luciana Rodrigues
SCD Fellow
Design Strategy

Gail Rost
SCD Scholar
Art Education

Miriam Salah
SCD Fellow
Design Strategy

Saad Shehab
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Sneha Subramanian
SCD Fellow
Design Strategy

Rachel Switzky
Director

Mike Tissenbaum
Affiliated Faculty

Kendra Wieneke
Associate Director of Business Development and Advancement

Robin Woodall
Assistant to the Director

Siebel Center for Design

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