Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Toronto,Ontario, Canada, Rachel S Dacks has been immersed in the field of furniture design for almost twenty years. Throughout her career, Rachel has distinguished herself as a visionary thinker withan iconic aesthetic, keen professionalism, and insatiable drive. She was traditionally educated at the School For American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996 in Woodworking and Furniture Design, with a minor in Industrial Design. Upon graduation, she embarked upon a career in the contract furnishings market, enabling her to gain a wealth of specialized knowledge, and the opportunity to move 6 times in 7 years. She has been lucky enough to have her work shown widely, with debuts in premier furniture shows such as NeoCon in both Chicago and Los Angeles, Interplan in New York, and Orgatec in Koln, Germany. In 2001, she returned to educational pursuits and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has since added to her list of professional accomplishments with stops along the way in college-level teaching and mentoring, and is now focused on design for mass market retail, honed by her experiences working as a Designer for both Target Corporation and Joseph Mimran’s President’s Choice line of Home products for Loblaws. Her design consultancy’s body of work is primarily characterized by excellency in branded, private label products in the juvenile furnishings industry, as well as lighting, decorative home, andoutdoor goods. Her industrial design-based focus on user-centered research, advanced design methodology and brand development has resulted in fruitful relationships with high profile brands such asCarter’s, Disney, and Summer Infant.