Rachel is a freelance illustrator based in Edinburgh. She collaborates with artists worldwide and is a fierce advocate for skill-sharing and storytelling, believing everyone has a tale to tell. She works as a personal historian helping individuals, families, and communities preserve their life stories.
Rachel’s illustrations have recently taken to the stage in support of the charity, Haven. Her donation of “bold, simple black and white, powerful illustrations” (Jeanné McCartin,seacoastonline.com) were animated as stage projections for Shelter: A One Billion Rising Event performed at The Music Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire in February 2018.
She is currently working with The Gambia Project, in collaboration with Alla Leake Kunda Drum School and The University of Edinburgh’s Music In The Community students, as part of the design team for their upcoming project, The Tin Forest.
Rachel launched her business in 2017 with guidance and support from The Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Programme and is being mentored by Roger Candy.