Rachel Frederick



Born and raised in the Midwest, but a longtime resident of New York, Rachel still has a healthy dose of “Midwest nice” in her—so much so that she’s known to apologize profusely as she shoves her way onto the subway. She has an eye for detail, obsessive work ethic and a laugh so loud you can hear it five miles away if the wind is just right.

For over 15 years, she has worked at agencies both small and large—including a long stint at BBDO NY and her present home at Droga5—and has made work for a wide range of clients including Virgin Mobile, Starbucks, Pepsi, Microsoft, Chase Bank, Dubai Tourism, Prudential Insurance and Lowe’s, among others.

This past year, in addition to her work at Droga5, she taught at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC, judged on the 2019 Grand Jury for the New York Festival, and was named an Adweek & Adcolor Champion for her work with D5in10 Academy—a free, educational course created at Droga5 to invest in the future of diversity within the ad industry.

*A rising star, Rachel made her first commercial at the age of 9. Naturally, she also had the leading role. Check it out below. (The brief, black screen at the intro. is intentional for dramatic pause).