The International Society of Female Professionals Recognizes Rachel Gogel

Rachel Gogel (she/her) is a Paris-born, San Francisco-based queer creative director and designer whose skills range from branding, strategy, and design management to art direction, editorial, and product design.

She runs her own small consultancy as an independent creative culture officer where her approach is informed by experiences both in-house and agency side. Over the last fifteen years, Rachel has continued to use design as a tool for change — from launching story-driven initiatives at Departures and Godfrey Dadich Partners to building multidisciplinary teams at The New York Times’ award-winning T Brand, GQ, and Meta. In 2022, some of her main projects included supporting internal brand work at Airbnb, advising on Jeff Staple’s new magazine MYLES, and building a brand identity for Jacqueline Novogratz’s latest passion project, Anew.

Outside of her studio practice, Rachel seeks to influence the next creative generation as the Women in Leadership & Design (WILD) Chair on the AIGA SF Board of Directors and as an educator at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and the School of The New York Times (NYTEdu). At CCA specifically, she teaches two courses called “Leadership by Design” and “Designing Your Career” for graduate students completing their Master’s in Interaction Design. Beyond this, she is also a public speaker, workshop facilitator, and an advocate for gender equality in the workplace.

As a passionate design leader and experienced people manager, Rachel believes in fostering inclusive spaces that unlock human potential. Nominated for a 2022 Webby for her work on Departures, she 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.

International Society of Female Professionals Member, Rachel Gogel, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.

Rachel Gogel
Independent Creative Culture Officer
@rgogel (on IG and Twitter)

illustrated headshot by Joe McKendry