Surface Pattern and Graphic Designer
I am a surface pattern and graphic designer who has been creating designs for licensing and commission since 2001. I love my work and have been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of companies including Charbonnel et Walker, The Art Fund, Warner Textile Archive and Paul Smith for Leica. Over the years, my designs have been featured in The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Homes and Antiques Magazine, Country Living Magazine, The Telegraph, and Country Homes & Interiors. Press page here.
From 2001 to 2015, I ran my own online stationery shop, publishing my own gift packaging and stationery, and selling to trade and retail, nationally and internationally (including USA, Europe and Australia). During this time, I created hundreds of designs, mastered Adobe Creative suite, managed print runs, dealt with stock, built websites and online shops, exhibited at trade shows and carried out my own marketing. In 2015 I moved away from stock handling and product ordering towards licensing and commission work. Portfolio of my work here.
From 1980 - 2001, I trained as a Montessori teacher in Berkeley, California, USA, and then in London. I specialised in early years and spent many happy years working creatively with children in Bristol schools. In 2000, I set up and ran an IT department for Torwood House in Bristol.
I am the daughter of parents who met at art college and a mother of two talented young women. I have been happily married to William for over 25 years. I practice yoga regularly and have done so for the past 30 years. I am a keen photographer and blogger, writing regularly on design and recycling. I live with my husband, daughters and two cats in Bristol.
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Rachel has designed a series of workshops for companies who want to strengthen their presence online. Many people have attended these workshops over the several years that she has been running them. Woekshops are currently being updated on the website and will be back up and running again soon here.
Rachel has been running a design event in Bristol since 2001. Christmas at the Orangery takes place annually in the run up to Christmas. You can see event website here.
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ACID (Anti Copying In Design)
DACS (Design And Artists Copyright Society)
SPDG (Surface Pattern Design Guild)
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