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BFACD Alumni Feature: Rachal Tai

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Rachal Tai is a New York based Product Designer. She recieved her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2014. She has previously worked as an Interaction Designer at Artstor (EdTech non-profit), a UI Designer at a health data startup called Truveris and as a Product Designer at a venture capital firm called ZX Ventures. She is currently a UI designer at J.P. Morgan Chase Digital.

Artstor Cards is a flashcard app that allows students to conveniently study art history images

Cards is a flashcard app that allows students to conveniently study art history images. It is synced with the Artstor Digital Library, a media database with curated collections, that allows students to study materials prepared by professors or themselves.


Visualizing Artstor’s complex cataloguing system that allows academic institutions to upload, catalog and share their digital collections

Visualizing Artstor’s complex cataloguing system that allows academic institutions to upload, catalog and share their digital collections

Alcove is a discovery platform for academia, connecting content and context to educate users about culturally significant media and the discourse around it. The purpose is to have Artstor’s resources serve students, teachers and researchers better.

Alcove is a discovery platform for academia, connecting content and context to educate users about culturally significant media and the discourse around it

What were your favorite classes at Parsons?
Branding, Publication Design with Kevin Brainard
Designing for Touch with Luke Miller

What did you wish you knew as a student that you know now?
It’s very important to find a mentor as early as possible, and that you never stop learning.

Who do you look up to in the design community?
Julie Zhuo, David Kelley, Jessica Walsh

What has been the highlight of your career so far? 
The highlight of my career so far is my first experience creating a digital product I truly felt passionate about.

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