Rachel Abrams

Creative Director, Turnstone Consulting



Rachel Abrams is founder of Turnstone Consulting, where her work as a design strategist and graphic facilitator helps clients see and say what they mean. Rachel has worked with Amnesty International, City ID, Design Trust for Public Space, Ludic Group, Karsan Automotive, New York Times, Pentagram Design, and various corporations and public city agencies.

In 2012, she was Special Advisor to PentaCity Group, supporting the consortium that designed the street maps for New York Citibike and the New York Department of Transportation's forthcoming citywide pedestrian way finding system.

Her writing about design has featured in the Design Council magazine, The Economist, Eye, Frieze, Good, Urban Omnibus and Wired. On the faculty of the School of Visual Arts Interaction Design MFA program, Rachel teaches, and has presented to AIGA, Creative Capital, Harvard GSD, Istituto Europeo di Design, Stern School of Business and SxSW. Previously, she taught at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, was a user experience strategist for IBM and for branding consultancy, Imagination. British-born and educated, Rachel is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art.


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