Our Team

Rachel Vena

Event Producer

A proud Windy City native, Rachel attended Columbia College Chicago where she studied Live Arts & Entertainment Management. Over the last eight years, her experience has ranged from venue management and large scale festival production to private corporate event hospitality and sales. Rachel is most excited about working at HMR Designs because of the opportunity to collaborate with multiple in-house departments. She is inspired by the level of expertise here and enjoys challenging the status quo with each new event. When Rachel is not at work, she likes to tap into her artistic side by seeing live music, painting, and experimenting in the kitchen.

  • What are some of the biggest rewards of the work you do? Being in the business of making memories is by far my favorite perk. Witnessing each and every planning component manifest into something tangible and remarkable is a humbling experience.
  • Describe your personality in 5 words. Personable, curious, energetic, purposeful and resourceful.
  • What is your “style” with regards to event design? Subtle risks with big impact. I love eclectic florals, monochromatic palettes, and bold lighting.