Rachel Downey President, Studio Graphique + Placeholder

An experience junkie who splits her time between the adventurous and the ordinary, Rachel is just as content enjoying a bonfire with family as she is ziplining in Guatemala. Insatiably curious and curiously insatiable, she is humble in her quest for knowledge—yet constantly synthesizing new information.

Rachel Downey has built a career on curiosity, uncovering new ways that positive interactions with Place can elevate brand value. Studio Graphique is a creative consulting business specializing in branding, placemaking and wayfinding, maintaining the user experience in the center of their design strategies. Her second business, PlaceHolder, consults with destinations to develop Strategic Place Plans that outline steps to enhancing the people-place connection through enhanced experiences and logically prioritized projects.