Rachael Taylor is an internationally renowned Art Director, Creative Writer, Mentor & Print & Pattern Designer.
She is most known for her quirky creative approach, daring use of colour & unique innovation. More recently her style reflects her passion for travel & in particular her love affair with Cuba, whilst exploring both her British & Scandinavian heritage. She regularly takes on design commissions for various companies & has created prints & patterns for almost every area in the marketplace. She is also a trademarked brand with a number of licensed ranges worldwide.
She is a much-loved creative mentor & is often told that her teaching is infectious, friendly, honest, informative & motivational. Rachael approaches her students & clients with a sense of relatability & her services are often described as “talking to an old friend who just has the answers”.
As Co-Founder of Make it in Design, Rachael has developed a ground-breaking educational online platform & taught over 20,000 individual students across 100 countries alongside the hugely popular Make it in Design podcast. A place of curiosity, discovery & inspiring conversation the podcast was created to provide interviews with designers who have made bold moves & followed their hearts in order to thrive as creative professionals.
You will also find Rachael regularly speaking at industry events & she adores creative writing.
You can also find Rachael regularly featured in the media from biographic pieces to her own articles sharing design advice. Highlights include A House Beautiful Home Business, ITV, Channel 4, BBC, Print & Pattern Geometric, Red, Where Women Create, Uppercase, Mollie Makes & Homestyle to name a few. She is also a member of the UK government’s Anti-Copying in Design Sector Council. To see & read more press features visit our press page.
From a young age Rachael has always had a flair for creativity in many forms. Her success in the design industry began at the University of Leeds in 2005, with a BA (Hons) in Textile & Fashion Design, where Rachael developed her early signature style of layering, texturing & creating quirky, hand-drawn line work. After graduating she firstly worked in house as a full-time print technician with one of the leading textile companies in the north alongside side exhibiting her art in numerous galleries. Wanting to expand her experience & technical knowledge as a graphic designer, Rachael began working for one of the leading UK greetings card companies, where she specialised in surface pattern design for two years.
After Rachael had established her distinctive design style & had built up a wealth of technical knowledge, she decided to set up her own design studio in 2008 to fly solo. With plenty of creative freedom, Rachael began to develop her colourful & original design range & experiment with her own personal techniques, such as drawing with both her left & right hands & sometimes doodling with her eyes closed. In doing this, Rachael has ensured her designs are unique, fun & always full of energy. The free-spirited quality of Rachael’s design work has since attracted a wide range of buyers & clients globally.