Rachel Birnbaum is a Creative Director on the Brand Experience team at Refinery29, where she focuses on the lifestyle category. Prior to that, she served as a freelance and full-time creative director at organizations including JWT, Saatchi and Saatchi, StrawberryFrog, Harry’s Grooming, Time Inc., FCB and more. In 2013, Rachel was named a Game Changer by AWNY (Advertising Women of New York). She has helped develop work for a range of clients such as Band-Aid Brand, Oreo, Diet Coke, Fortune Magazine, City Meals on Wheels, City Harvest, International Rescue Committee, Starbucks, Nickelodeon and others. Her work has been recognized by The Cannes Lions, The Webby Awards, The Addys, The Art Directors Club, The Clios, The One Show and The Wall Street Journal. Rachel's personal essays have appeared in Salon, The New York Times, Newsday, New York Press and her 7th grade journal.