Meet the Designer



Environmental Design: Interior Design Specialization

“Designing spaces that form symbiotic relationships between dweller and dwelling”

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Hi, I'm Rachel. I’m a designer, painter, dog mom, apple pie baker, and DIY enthusiast passionate about sustainability.I’ve been interested in sustainability for as long as I can remember. From volunteering to teach at renewable energy workshops to my work with OCAD U’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiatives and meeting like-minded peers, my sustainability journey has continuously taught me new things. I try to share this knowledge with my family and friends to hopefully inspire them to adopt new habits centred on zero-waste and sustainability.I grew up in a suburban house that was continually undergoing renovations. My dad is a Do-It-Yourself kind of guy, and I was the only one out of my siblings who wanted to be a part of any of it. Growing up with this interest is what put me on my path to becoming an interior designer, and the hands-on experience I’ve gained along the way has given me a greater sense of the inner workings of a home. After we moved and began renovating our “new” old house, I noticed the sheer volume of waste that comes with renovating and making more efficient spaces. This realization launched me into my thesis project with a sense of urgency and a need for change.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Environmental Design - Interior Design Specialization
Major Completed, 2022
University of Waterloo
Major Transferred

Photoshop Circular Design AutoCAD Revit Rhino 3D InDesign Illustrator Service Design

2022, GradEx 107
OCAD University
2021, Student Service Design Challenge
2021, Student Service Design Challenge finalist
Student Service Design Challenge