Rachel got her start in design in high school, where a friend convinced her to take a graphic arts class so they could make some t-shirts together. What started as a lark soon had her instantly hooked, and she loaded up on more arts classes at her Wisconsin high school before heading off to earn her BFA in Visual Communication at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. After working for her alma mater, Rachel decided to set out on her own so she could take on interesting freelance projects and devote more time to her own creative endeavors.
Rachel describes her personal aesthetic as clean, simple and straightforward.
“I think I fell in love with graphic design because it seemed like the perfect blend of math, science and art—all things I’m wired for,” she explains.
Rachel believes that good design is all about communication, and she loves to use her skills to make a message crystal-clear to its audience.
When she’s not sketching away at designs for Pinhole Press, Rachel and her husband are active in their Kansas City, MO, church and love to travel the country by car. She also enjoys photography and visits to the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, where she can indulge her love of all things tiny.