• Inaugural Director, Siebel Center for Design

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 B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Industrial Design from the College of Fine and Applied Arts.