Photo by Hecto J. Rivas
Rachel and Hayley Collaborating on an In


My goal always has been and always will be to be helpful. I started RAYS Design to foster my love of creating while inciting delight. I thrive off the small joys that 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, 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. Studying these two disciplines strongly shaped my understanding of how the world works - for better and for worse.

Whether through business ventures or artistic endeavors, I firmly believe we have endless opportunities to create wonderful things for our world and its future generations. Let's push the limits.

I  personally love to share the joy and empowerment of creating. Once we understand how a thing is made, we can then make, repair or design it anew. Knowledge is a powerful gift which I want to share with as many people as possible. 

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