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Working with Rachael on our wedding designs was effortless; from the beginning she was accessible and accommodating and I never had to worry about deadlines. After discussing the theme and color palette she gave us beautiful design options to choose from and provided us with multiple drafts. We even changed our venue after the designs were complete and she made the changes same day with no worries. We love our Save the Dates and Invitations and her hand done calligraphy for our envelopes is a classic touch. I am so glad we worked with her and not a company with standard designs and no personal service. Our wedding is ours and Rachael has made the little touches we wanted come to life!
Carol Gawrych
anthem printing

Having Rachael illustrate my invitations was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding. Not only did the whimsical and personalized invites set the overall tone of the event, but people were genuinely intrigued and inspired. Many people told me they were the best wedding invitations they’d ever received. One friend had the invitation framed for us as a wedding present. Rachael’s style is so friendly and appealing, how could anyone not be captivated? She was also easy to work with, and offered great new ideas when our original concept drastically changed due to a venue switch. I love that our invites were so personal and unique, and look forward to having another opportunity to commission her. I’m also a fan of watching her art evolve via social media.
R. Rebecca Carter Usability Team Lead at Various Companies

We had to good fortune to work with Rachael here at modwalls tile company. She helped us to redesign our website. I found Rachael to be the most creative designer I’ve ever worked with. She asked great questions and made sure that she really understood our business, the competitive environment as well as my own wishes for our site’s look and feel. Very quickly Rachel gave us great options which we loved and could turn over to developers for coding. I’d work with Rachael again.
Rebecca Lonergan
Founder/Creative Director of modwalls.com

Rachael is a fantastically talented Designer. She brings with her a wealth of experience, creativity and enthusiasm. Always willing to go above and beyond and lend a hand where ever needed. An asset and a light to brighten up any environment!
Ken So
*Tesla Motors
*Ken and I worked together on projects for Virgin America

Rachael is first of all, very talented, and that’s why I hired her. It was a bonus to discover that she is also super flexible and cheerful–my first project with her had numerous changes and she just kept cranking it out–and we wound up with an illustration that everyone LOVED. The next project I did with her, I spent about 3 minutes on the phone with her describing what I envisioned, she made a few suggestions, and in less than an hour I had the perfect logo, without any revisions at all. I look forward to working with Rachael on as many projects as I can!
Liz Dunn
*Senior Product Leader at Pandora and Verizon
*Liz and I collaborated on a range of projects for Funny or Die

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I’m an urban walk-loving, secret staircase discovering illustrator + designer based in San Francisco, Ca.

I love to travel and I find inspiration anywhere I go. The cities I visit heavily influence my work along with the wild nature I was surrounded by while growing up in Tennessee. Themes I explore include hand drawn lettering, repeat patterns and abstract art. My impressive client list includes the likes of 826 Valencia, Cost Plus World Market, 18 Rabbits Granola Bars, Virgin America, The Toast and The Rumpus Magazine and I am always looking to add more to my family of work.

I split my time between developing my own ideas for dry goods with my illustrations applied to them and doing brief-based work for my treasured clients. My ideation process typically begins with sketching using gouache, ink, pencil, watercolor and acrylic or any combination of these. I license my illustration, artworks, prints & patterns or sell them outright. I also create branding and design for small business owners, both as part of a team and solo. My early interest in all things visual and the internet led me to study graphic design and fine art, and eventually to move to San Francisco and work in both digital and print design and illustration. In the past I’ve worked with startups, agencies, and small boutique companies both in-house and freelance.

My focus in general is illustration, lettering, surface pattern design and branding work. I’ve been told by my clients that my work has helped them to achieve greater recognition in their particular sphere, and has helped to strengthen and add interest to their brand. If you have an illustration, lettering, branding or creative strategy need, I’d love to work with you to make your product or identity sing. To keep up with me and my work sign up for my newsletter or fill out the form below.

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