Advisor. Creative. Educator. Traveler.
I'm Rachel, and I'm passionate about teaching people new things.
Both art and technology can be intimidating and it's my mission to help break down those walls.
Why do I want to do this?
I was a techno-neophyte in my early 20s. I realized the professional world was going to leave me behind. After opening my mind to the possibilities of what technology could help me do and then learning everything I could, it changed my life.
And art? Well, its the most pure expression of the human experience. Experiencing art can foster human connection. Art is a vehicle for dialogue; it helps us get to know and learn about people from walks of life that might vary greatly from our own.
As an instructional designer, I work to understand technology (services & products) and then teach others to do the same and then communicate that understanding. I focus on usability, scenarios, and real-life benefits.
As an art advisor, curator, and arts professional, I try to create a comfortable dialogue. I use juxtaposition, comparison, and contextualization to educate.
Name: Rachel R. Blackman
Current home base: Fort Worth, TX
Chinese zodiac: Wood Ox
Astrological sign: Libra-Scorpio cusp