Hi y'all. I'm Rachel Arredondo.
I use design methods and frameworks as a tool for translating big ideas into tangible experiences. As an early designer at Calendly, I learned how to quickly balance speed with scale to design experiences for trust and simplicity. I recently finished my graduate studies at CMU to solidify my expertise in thinking about design, product, and research at a systems level.
Before design, I lived another life an apprentice to a Japanese master potter and a ESL teacher in rural Japan for several years. This experience instilled in me a deep appreciation of the natural world, the tenderness of humans, a careful eye, and a love of detail.
Carnegie Mellon University - Masters of Human-Computer Interaction
University of North Carolina Wilmington - Bachelor of Arts in Digital Art and Professional Writing
Evoking the world you want to build: Engaging people in future visions - Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, Pittsburgh, PA
Natured-centered design - Morphing Matter Lab, Pittsburgh, PA
Reimagining the Futures Cone - RSD10, TU Delft Netherlands
Envisioning new futuring models - IASDR, Hong Kong
Design methods for creating long-term visions - Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, Pittsburgh, PA
Imagining Racially Just Futures in Education - CMU HCII Anti-Bias Committee, Pittsburgh, PA
Ceramics x Product: Design through iteration - AMUX(UX Meetup), Atlanta, GA