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I'M RACHEL AND I'D LOVE TO GET TO KNOW YOU.

I'm a digital illustrator and designer born in raised in the Tampa Bay Area. I was given my first Wacom (Intuos 3) as a birthday present at the age of 14 and fell in love with Photoshop ever since. Besides my passion for digital painting and design, I love spending my time delving into video games, flow art, music festivals, and more video games.

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THE SCARLET LETTER

 THE CONCEPT 

Given one week to redesign a classic novel, this modern style uses gestural linework that encapsulates the chaotic experiences of the protagonist. The image of the baby, as well as the symbolic nature of the letter “A”, speak to the core themes of the novel.

ACCOLADES

2017 Local Silver ADDY

 

PIXOLOGY

 THE CONCEPT 

This MIT museum exhibit concept highlights the graphical technical evolution of games through history.  The design follows suit by creating dimensionality, depth, and perspective. Pixels are the “building blocks” of graphics in video games thus using a theme of blocks and angles demonstrates it further.

OUTPUT

UI/UX DESIGN

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ELIXIR: LIFE FUEL

 THE CONCEPT 

Elixir is a lifestyle brand that is based off the Taoist philosophy of the Golden Elixir. The Golden Elixir’s concept is about maintaining a balance of mind, body and spirit and Taoism as a whole is represented by the yin-yang.

 

The brand logo mark conceptually represents these ideas through an ambigram, thus inspiring the yin-yang brand.

OUTPUT

Lifestyle Brand Design

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POSTER CONCEPTS

 THE CONCEPT 

These exhibition materials were produced as concepts for the USFSP Graphic Design Exhibition in spring 2017. “Omni Diem” was the initial concept, with a binary coded ring that translates back to the name of the show as the primary mark.

 

There are two variants of the posters after the final decision of “Command+New” was chosen for the name of the exhibition.

OUTPUT

Exhibition Marketing. Posters: Omni Diem 11”x17”, Command+New 12”x18”.

 

URBAN LIGHTS

 THE CONCEPT 

Through a partnership, a local St. Petersburg park with a poor public reputation is putting forth efforts to revitalize and attract the community with a redesign. The audience they are targeting is the millennial generation and one of the park’s biggest flaws is lighting and navigation at night. The package design and brand were inspired by 16” LED cube seats that could be stationed throughout the park.

OUTPUT

Collaborative Package Design/Brand Design

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DICK RICHARD'S GUIDE

 THE CONCEPT 

Dick Richard’s Guide is a survival guide written from the perspective of a fictional character, Dick Richard. Set in a post-

apocalyptic alternate world, the book documents how to survive in the weird new world through illustrations and photographs.

OUTPUT

Collaborative project. Original typeface,

story, illustrations, photos, production,

design, and layout. Hand-made book.

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

Digital illustration is one of my greatest passions. These are some of the digital illustrations I've created.

Illustrative Narrative
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