I use research and psychology to bring
innovative and desirable concepts to reality
I'm RACHEL lopdrup
Modular Sensor Bracelets
Letting people choose their health sensors as well as their covers to help them connect.
Learning about circuit boards
No Project Is Impossible
Medical Concept Sketches
Blood Lab for the Home
Designs Featured in Frontgate
This shot features several pieces I designed for Summer Classics, which are now featured in Frontgate, the leading luxury furniture magazine in the US.
Exploring sweeps and lofts.
I Do Intensive Research
Here, I am interviewing a lead nurse at East Alabama Medical Center to uncover needs for a medical project.
Injection Molded Floss
Designed for Char-Broil, this modular grill allows users to create 10 work space configurations.
Modular Sensor Bracelet
I Excel at Marker Rendering
A prerequisite project to getting in to Auburn's competitive design program.
I Value Craft
This Design Fundamentals project showed me the importance of excellent craft in my work.
Lamps for Gabby
My Wall of Sketches
No office is complete without 42 sketches going up in the first two days of work.
I Design for Manufacturing
Because of my understanding of my company's manufacturing abilities, about 15 of my concepts were made as samples, some which are in magazines today.
Multi-Purpose Powered Lift Cart
I Enjoy Learning New Skills
This was one of my first attempts at Chinese painting, and was completed on a study abroad trip to Taiwan.
Puzzles Excite Me
This Design Fundamentals project explored how to create an abstract book and board sculpture using only complex joints.
This Design Fundamentals project was featured on Core77, which motivated me to try to make every project a success.
My design process begins with intensive research leading to innovation and a deep understanding of what people desire.
What I Do
From grills to biotech to furniture, I've done it all, and will continue to evolve my skillset to be able to take on any project and make each one a success.
Who I Am
I am a researcher, a psychologist, an artist, a scientist, a designer. I am endlessly curious about the world and how people work, and tirelessly work to improve myself as a designer.
How I Work
Each project starts with intensive research, to uncover areas of unmet needs. I then approach the problem from the consumer's perspective, to create products that generate desire.
I have been priviledged to work with the following clients:
/ ray·chel lop·drup /
1. A designer who uses psychology and in-depth research to create innovative and compelling products
2. A medical researcher, illustrator, marketer, and experience designer at a surgical clinic
3. About to attend Harvard University’s Health Careers Program and try to save the world