Hi, I'm Rachael, this is my story so far...
Over the last few years I've made the move to work predominantly with charities, researchers and non-profit organisations. The decision to do this was based around a need to do something more meaningful with the skills I have to offer.
Working with organisations which have a strong sense of community, equality, sustainability and social conscience not only means I can continue creating but also means that I can be part of a drive to make the world a nicer place to be.
I studied Design Communication at The Sheffield College before moving to live in the city of Valencia on the southeast coast of Spain. Initially I worked in the community as an English teacher, then later as an in-house designer at a small translation agency where I worked mainly on the layout of long documents. On moving back to the UK I completed a Graphic Design degree at Sheffield Hallam University.
Alongside other projects, once a week I do work for Saffron Sheffield, a vital charity which offers counselling and psychotherapy services to women who have experienced trauma or abuse. I've also recently started volunteering at the farm at Food Works Sheffield, a social enterprise which focuses on providing pre-cooked meals and grocery boxes for local people by up-cycling, using and producing food more sustainably.
In my free time I can usually be found doing something creative with my 6-year old, making, baking or brewing up something new (with varying degrees of success - check out my Insta if you want to see), pottering in the veggie garden, and more recently helping my daughter with her lockdown learning!