Rachel Newenham was born and raised in County Cork. At the age of eighteen, she moved to London to train at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design. She then took a degree in Product Design at Ravensbourne College of Design and subsequently worked as a Product Designer in Holland, Dublin and Cork.
Rachel furthered her education with a Postgraduate H-Dip in Art and Design Education from the Crawford College in Cork City. She received a First Class Honours and was awarded both the Marshall Hudson prize for top student in her year, and the Larkin Memorial prize for top student nationally in 2001.
HRH the Queen on receiving