Rachel James

Rachel James
Rachel James
Experience Design Principal
Slalom Build
Rachel’s career began in 1999 working in Amsterdam as a web designer for Sanoma Group where she helped to design the first online experiences for the Dutch editions of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.

Having lived and worked in Washington DC and the Netherlands, Rachel applies a multicultural lens to human-centered design and uncovering human needs — advocating for diversity and gender equality is an integral part of Rachel's work both as a product designer and design leader at Slalom.

Prior to joining Slalom in 2017, Rachel was Director of User Experience at CQ Roll Call, where she led a multidisciplinary user experience team that reimagined the future of legislative tracking and real-time policy analysis, and brought a fresh look to grassroots advocacy, and donor acquisition and retention.

Speaking in:

January 21
1:00 pm1:30 pm

How can retail and tech companies find the best talent while keeping equity and diversity a priority? What is human-centered design and how does it affect people of color? In this discussion, leaders will talk about the women leading in retail tech, techniques for finding the best talent from recruitment to partnerships, and how companies can change their design processes to build more… Read more