Rachel Myers is an award-winning designer, creative director, and filmmaker. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, a BA from Scripps College/Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance and is a member of the Art Directors’ Guild and United Scenic Artists 829. A prolific production designer for film and television, Myers’ credits include Kim Possible (Disney), Short Term 12 (Winner SXSW, Spirit Awards), Desperados(Lionsgate, Netflix), The Drowning (Netflix), Modern Love (Amazon), East Los High (HULU), The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Netflix), as well as projects for network, cable, web channels and commercials. Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors’ Guild Award (nominee), and the Streamy Awards (winner) for her work on Grammy and Emmy-nominated productions.
Her films have premiered at TRIBECA International Film Festival and Outfest, and selected by the American Black Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and SeriesFest, garnering press in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Cheddar, Vice, The Today Show, Refinery 29, Variety, and others. Myers’ documentary Wendy’s Shabbat qualified for Academy Award consideration and broadcast on PBS/ POV and TOPIC. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships including the inaugural Shondaland Directing Mentorship, the Time Warner 150 Artist Grant, the Cadence Award, and the Sundance Directors Co-Lab, as well as the Commercial Director Diversity Program and nominee for the Lynn Shelton Grant.
In her twenty-plus years as a theatrical designer, Myers has worked on productions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Center Theatre Group, the Geffen Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among dozens of other major regional and off-Broadway houses. Through her company 3 PENNY DESIGN, Myers has served as a Creative Director of live experiences and events conceived for Crayola, Adidas, the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and VIDCON. Her work has been awarded by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation Awards and NAACP Awards.