Rachel was born in California and raised in Portland, Oregon and abroad. She started early as an artist, rendering costumes and set models and painting her first stage backdrop at age 10.
She learned the craft of entertainment design receiving her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and designing for theatre before Production Designing for film.
Her Film credits include, “Short Term 12,” winner of SXSW and Independent Spirit Awards, “The Drowning,” “Search Party” “Identity Theft,” “Chronicles Simpson,” “Saving Lincoln” and “Liminal,” Winner of Best Art Direction – Barcelona International Film Festival, Punta del Este Festival and Action on Film Festival.
Television design, HULU “East Los High, “Five Points” Facebook, “Sing It” YouTube-Red, “Faking It” MTV, “Blue” LIFETIME nominee for ADG Award, “Paloma” and “Video Game High School” Lionsgate, Producers Guild Award and Streamy Award nominee for Best Production Design.
Commercial clients, Crayola, ADIDAS, Ray Ban, ESPN, Volkswagon, Marriott, DAQRI, Hewlett Packard, Turbo Tax, Wrigley’s, Gevalia, CVS, Soul, Pampers, L’oreal, Schick, Soap and Glory, Taco Bell, Maccaroni Grill and Getty Images.
She has designed for regional theatres, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, The Geffen, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Getty Villa, East West Players, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Los Angeles Theatres- Rattlestick West, Los Angeles Ovation Awards, IAMA, Theatre at Boston Court and Vs Theatre.
Rachel’s award winning experiential design company, 3 PENNY DESIGN has conceived and produced live events, brand activations, pop ups and interiors for “The Emmy’s,” “The Golden Globe Awards,” VIDCON, in Times Square and more.
She is a member of the Art Directors Guild Local 800 and United Scenic Artists 829. Additional samples of her work can be viewed at www.3pennydesign.com