Rachael Posnak, Designer in Chicago, IL, United States
Rachael Posnak

Designer in Chicago, IL, United States

Member since January 20, 2016
Rachael is a product designer with a focus on UI with over ten years of experience. She specializes in user-centric design that makes products feel alive and personable. Her skills cover areas from wireframes and prototypes to pixel-perfect visual designs. Her client list includes Mint.com, Survey Monkey, Paysa, AFAR Media, Francis Coppola Winery, Hallmark Cards, Google, and Glassbreakers.
Rachael is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Lead Designer

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Redesigned the entire website, both marketing and product.
    • Art directed and designed all marketing material.
    • Designed all sales decks.
    • Conducted user interviews and research.
    • Designed mobile-first.
    Technologies: Principle, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision
  • Design Lead

    2012 - 2015
    AFAR Media
    • Designed two versions of mobile app from concept to completion.
    • Designed an editorial platform for long form magazine articles.
    • Art directed marketing material.
    • Designed promotional platforms for ad revenue.
    • Designed and worked with team of developers to improve the website.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Flinto, InVision

Other Experience

  • Toptal Mentor
    Rachael is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Rachael shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.


  • Master of Fine Arts degree in Design
    2004 - 2006
    California College of the Arts - San Francisco, CA
  • Professional training in Graphic Design
    2000 - 2002
    Portfolio Center - Atlanta, GA
  • B.A. degree in English and French
    1994 - 1998
    Macalester College - St. Paul, MN




Chicago, IL, United States

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