Hello! I’m Rachel, a native of Austin, Texas currently based in Cambridge. After getting a BFA in design and working as a book designer moonlighting as an illustrator, I moved across the pond to pursue my MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
I enjoy combining expressive linework, lush textures, and muted color palettes to create images full of moody atmosphere and gothic romanticism. My illustrations are inspired by a lifelong love of horror films, faerie tales, a fascination with the 19th century, and whatever my current hyperfixation may be. Recent hyperfixations have included gardening, Loki, and whimsi-goth fashion.
I work on all sorts of projects including young adult, adult, and middle grade fiction, nonfiction, custom typography, posters, products, and beyond!
If you have questions or are interested in working together, please get in touch by email.