Rachel Mackay is an independent designer based in Sydney who works with spatial environments, installations and visual content across film, architecture and the arts.



Rachel works across film, art and architecture, occupying the world of visual storytelling. She articulates narratives through an exploration of scenic, stylistic and experiential concepts.


A founding member of Sydney-based collective Studio Rain, she is also part of a team who work collaboratively at the intersection of art and architecture. The collective initiates, designs and builds architectural projects that encourage more profound connections with the self, with others and with nature.


Rachel's six years working at Danish architecture and design studio Johannes Torpe Studios in Copenhagen spurred her passion for unconventional, narrative-driven environments.


2020 / 'Atmosphere: A Revival', Melbourne Design Week /  National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

2019 / 'Atmosphere: A Future Design Experiment', Melbourne Design Week /  National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)


2019 / FRAME Awards / 'Multi-Brand Store of the Year' / United Cycling Showroom


2018 / Sydney Design Awards / Film, Video, Viral / NurseWatch / Silver Winner

2018 / The Architectural Review 'Future Projects Award' / Red Mountain / Commended

2013 / Art Rebels Photography Competition Winner, Copenhagen

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Tel: (+61) 0478 430 322

51/61 Marlborough St
Surry Hills, Sydney

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