About RAYS Design

I started RAYS Design for a few reasons including my love of creating while inciting delight. I feed off the small joys which come from looking at colors and shapes! (Life is finite and I'm trying to enjoy all of it, ya know?) RAYS seeks to evoke emotions across the spectrum of feelings, but above all, I hope you feel playful, empowered and empathetic. I'm thrilled if you feel other things too.


As I move through my work I weigh both the social and ecological effects of my products. I studied business at Fordham University in NYC and have a masters in Design for Sustainability from Savannah College of Art and Design. These two disciplines shaped my understanding of how the world works - for better and for worse.

We have endless opportunities to design wonderful things into the world for ourselves and future generations, so let's push it past whatever you think the limit is. There are none.

 

Instead, I design everything myself then I make them by hand. I try to make my pieces artful and compelling, so at the very least, you can get a little something out of my work by just looking at it. I support local and small businesses, and when necessary, I like to cruise Etsy for supplies. I focus on functionality, and I save my scraps to reuse when I can. 

Additionally, I love to share the joy and empowerment of making things! Once you understand how things are made, you can not only make more for yourself, but you can fix and repair items instead of throwing them away and wasting resources on acquiring more! Knowledge is a powerful gift which I want to share with as many people as possible. 

Basically, I'm just trying to make a living doing what I enjoy so I can be helpful and loving to others. For now I'll be out here designing, making and steering my business in the most conscious direction. 

Life is what you make it, and I'm trying to make it awesome.

Love,

Rachel

 


 

Rachel Segrest, Boss