Rachel Gogel (she/her/hers) is an independent chief creative and culture officer committed to helping brands retain their integrity in a world demanding disruption. As an organizational culture champion and compassionate people manager, she believes in fostering inclusive spaces that unlock human potential. Rachel has worked at the intersection of editorial, advertising, strategy, and product for over a decade—from launching story-driven experiences at Godfrey Dadich Partners to building multidisciplinary teams at The New York Times’ award-winning T Brand Studio and Facebook.
Rachel is a member of the Institute of Possibility, a collective of twenty individuals working to redesign our world for deeper, generative connection. This platform will amplify Rachel’s commitment to supporting womxn-led causes and addressing gender-based disparities in the design industry. Rachel has also been recognized by Inc. as one of 2016’s “30 under 30 Movers and Shakers” and by Forbes as one of 2015’s “30 under 30 in media” in media.
Beyond this, Rachel continues to use design as a tool for change and seeks to influence the next creative generation as a design educator. In 2020, she facilitated an SF Design week event called “Promoting Inclusion Through Design,” keynoted Dropbox Design’s new online event series for “Ladies Who Create,” judged Core77’s virtual student showcase, and encouraged colleagues from GDP to design Pride-themed Zoom backgrounds, which gained attention from Print magazine. She is an active member of the Queer Design Club and previously served as a board member for the Society of Publication Designers. She currently lives in San Francisco with her fiancée and cat.