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No matter the medium, I’ve always thought of myself as a creator. I like to make, to express, to exhibit, to evoke. My graphic design style no doubt tips its cap to an earthy-crunchy upbringing in the Upper Valley of Vermont.

Growing up, I often made collages full of textures, colors and magazine type, layered with doodles and line drawings.

As a 100% self-taught designer, my style borrows elements learned from trips to museums, artists and designers both contemporary and historical whom I admire such as Heather Day, Erin Hanson, Paula Scher and Vincent Van Gogh. 

I moved to Concord, New Hampshire in August of 2017, and started my design business in June of 2018. Since then, I've  learned to embrace the creative process, challenge what I know and help others feel empowered through creative means. 

My partner Matt and I own a home in downtown Concord, NH with our cat Mimi, whom I refer to as the CEO of the company, as you will often see photos of him sitting on my desk first thing in the morning.

Growing up, I often made collages full of textures, colors and magazine type, layered with doodles and line drawings.

As a 100% self-taught designer, my style borrows elements learned from trips to museums, artists and designers both contemporary and historical whom I admire such as Heather Day, Erin Hanson, Paula Scher and Vincent Van Gogh. 

I moved to Concord, New Hampshire in August of 2017, and started my design business in June of 2018. Since then, I've learned to embrace the creative process, challenge what I know and help others feel empowered through creative means. 

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Skidmore college 08-12

Boston, MA: 2012-2015

Harvard Extension School + Freelance: 2016-2017

JUNE 2018 - Tigerlily BY Rachel

2020 - A Year of Change

Explored color theory, photography + painting, but like so many artists, wasn't convinced I could make a living being a professional artist, and instead pursued something 'practical'.

Worked for small non-profits, in cold-call recruitment, and in HR where I learned a TON about lead generation and how best to target your audience. This got me interested in marketing and design.

While worked at the Harvard School of Public Health, I took classes in basic graphic design and marketing and took on my first freelance clients. I also was accepted into the Conception Art Show in Boston and displayed  12 watercolor and acrylic art pieces in the summer of 2017.

On June 1, 2018 I officially took the leap and decided to commit full time to my design and art business. Tiger lilies are one of my favorite flowers, and is also a childhood nickname, dubbed for for my extra spark and creativity. I launched my business and haven't looked back since.

Of course 2020 has been crazy in so many ways. For me it marks 2 years in business, 30 years around the sun, and it felt like time for a refresh. So here we are....

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Skidmore college 08-12

Boston, MA: 2012-2015

Harvard Extension School + Freelance: 2016-2017

JUNE 2018 - Tigerlily BY Rachel

2020 - A Year of Change

Explored color theory, photography + painting, but like so many artists, wasn't convinced I could make a living being a professional artist, and instead pursued something 'practical'.

Worked for small non-profits, in cold-call recruitment, and in HR where I learned a TON about lead generation and how best to target your audience. This got me interested in marketing and design.

While worked at the Harvard School of Public Health, I took classes in basic graphic design and marketing and took on my first freelance clients. I also was accepted into the Conception Art Show in Boston and displayed  12 watercolor and acrylic art pieces in the summer of 2017.

On June 1, 2018 I officially took the leap and decided to commit full time to my design and art business. Tiger lilies are one of my favorite flowers, and is also a childhood nickname, dubbed for for my extra spark and creativity. I launched my business and haven't looked back since.

Of course 2020 has been crazy in so many ways. For me it marks 2 years in business, 30 years around the sun, and it felt like time for a refresh. So here we are....

creative

rachel sotak

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DISCLAIMER:

I LIKE TO THINK BIG BUT THE LITTLE DETAILS ALSO MATTER TO ME. THIS CAN BE A LOT AT FIRST, BUT I ALWAYS BRING IT BACK TO YOUR GOALS, AND CHECK IN WITH YOU ALONG THE WAY. I’M NOT ONLY YOUR DESIGNER, BUT YOUR BRAND’S #1 FAN AND SUPPORTER, HELPING YOU GET OFF YOUR FEET.

THEREFORE, I’M ALL ABOUT: DREAMING BIG AND WORKING IN STAGES, REGULAR CHECK-INS, AND CROSS PROMOTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOUR DESIGNS ARE FINALIZED.

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