Rachel Hart is the User Experience and User Interface Designer for Digital Services Georgia. She helps state agencies solve design, content, and user experience challenges with web design consultation, writing workshops, and platform-wide enhancements.
These days, Rachel spends most of her time leading the visual design effort for Orchard, Georgia's Design System, from designing and testing components to recommending agency page layouts. In the past, she's written and created visuals for the DSGa site, Georgia.gov, and each of their social media.
Rachel graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual communication. Her artwork has appeared in local exhibitions and student publications, and in 2012 she was a Fulbright Special Program Participant.
Get to Know Rachel
What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
The breadth of work I’ve had a chance to do while working with DSGa. I started in 2015 designing infographics, managed Georgia.gov and social media for a bit, joined onboarding projects, led some training classes, then landed where I am now as the lead for design and user experience across Orchard, GovHub, and DSGa’s other products. It’s been a journey and quite a learning experience, and I’m so grateful for the chance to stretch myself!
What is your favorite song?
Just one? Ha ... Here are a few at the top:
- “Want” by Birdtalker
- “Wander. Wonder.” by The Arcadian Wild
- “River from the Sky” by The Weepies
(I do actually like other musical genres, but indie folk is my jam.)
If you could only have 3 apps on your smartphone, what would they be?
- Messages / iMessage
- Chrome / Safari
- Google Podcasts / Apple Podcasts
(I’m a recent iPhone-to-Android convert ... Can you tell?)
What part of your job do you like the most?
Seeing all the little issues get fixed and the interface design come to life. So I guess my favorite part is watching the engineering team work their magic!