HKS Commencement

2020 & 2021
Branding system and presentation design for the Harvard Kennedy School’s virtual graduations held remotely during the pandemic.

This campaign was created for the HKS virtual graduation celebration. The primary mark, which includes variants for each degree programs, was built out into an array of different assets, including a typographic system and motion graphics for a series of private and public-facing web events, the schools’ homepage, and social media platforms.

Lead art direction of cover art and corresponding feature spread (magazine work in collaboration with the HKS editorial team, the design director, and the cover illustrator for this issue, Israel Vargas).

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Rachel holds a MFA from RISD in graphic design. She has also taught graphic design at MassArt and has been a visiting critic at Boston University, Wesleyan, Northeastern, and Washington University in St. Louis. She currently works for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

General Electric, The Girl Scouts of America, Yale School of Drama, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, iHeartRadio, Pretty Good Friends, and Amazon.