I had the pleasure of working with Rachel on a Financial Literacy program for students from disadvantaged communities. Rachel was recommended through a colleague and she proved to be an excellent Project Manager. Rachel exceeded our expectations - producing excellent collateral and organising a very successful launch event, all of which came in under budget. I would highly recommend Rachel and I look forward to working with her again.
— Lyndsey McKee, Head of Partnerships at United Way Australia, July 13, 2015
Rachel has helped shape The Joan’s visual identity over the past six months, with the end result being a strong, cohesive visual brand that we’ve been able to roll out across multiple platforms. She’s been super-easy to work with, able to turn projects around at short notice, and has always maintained a focussed, clear-headed approach when we’ve had to work around multiple levels of approval and creative detail from numerous third parties.

Rachel is able to interpret a creative brief and bring a complex project to a straightforward, practical and easily resolved outcome. She’s a good communicator with a keen eye for detail both in design and copy.

Beyond all that, she’s a great team member with plenty of enthusiasm and initiative.
— Krissie Scudds, Manager, Communication and Audiences at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, February 22, 2015
Rachel is that rare designer that does three things extremely well. She meets the brief, every time, on time, under budget. She then tells you why the brief was pretty rubbish in the first place and shows you an even better solution to your problem. And finally, she throws in something left field that you wished you had thought of in the first place. Rachel is the living proof that ‘creativity’ is possibly the only sustainable competitive advantage in the workplace, and what’s more, she has a passion for sharing that creativity to all those around her.
— Howard Ralley, National Director at febfast, May 18, 2012
Whenever I need a freelance designer Rachel is my first choice. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her, off and on, over a period of four years. We have worked on a range of materials ranging from brand IDs, large complex reports and corporate communication materials through to merchandise and even a video. Rachel never fails to deliver. She is a delight to throw ideas around with and doesn’t ever lose sight of her client focus. I recommend her services whole-heartedly.
— Amber Carvan Chargé des publications / Publications Officer at Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Jan 4, 2014
Rachel has provided crucial design and publishing support on a range of projects, from our Annual Report to our highly successful Our Region, Our People report on the health needs of our region. She played a key role in reshaping our quarterly news magazine and developing print, online and video based communications materials. She’s a true all rounder. Her work is always of the highest quality and extremely fast, and she has the great knack of being able to deliver fantastic and creative solutions even when the brief isn’t as clear as it could be...
— Jeremy Kennett, Communications Coordinator at Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local, Dec 2, 2014
Rachel’s clear vision, close attention to detail and strong understanding of a number of different audience needs resulted in some great creative material being produced during the time we worked together. She was responsive to suggestions for changes and was quick to interpret a non-design brief and translate it into a variety of printed and online materials. Rachel brings a range of innovative ideas and makes suggestions for improvements from concept stage through to project completion / sign-off.
— National Gifts in Wills Manager at National Stroke Foundation, March 7, 2012
I had the pleasure of working with Rachel in our time together at Flight Centre. Rachel was our Design Leader and played an integral role in the rebranding of our two flagship corporate travel brands - FCm Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller. Rachel did a great job in bringing to life the vision we had for these brands and the positioning they have in the market today is in large a reflection in the work Rachel did.
— Chris Preston National Community Marketing Manager at Stockland, February 25, 2013
Rachel is a true creative; in the way she approaches her work and her life. As a Senior Creative for Williams Lea, when delivering pitch documents to major financial and automotive brands that required pulling 30hr straight shifts, I knew that as long as I had Rachel on the team - we would deliver. Her creative flair is in abundance on everything she undertakes, and her positivity and drive is infectious, making her an inspirational team player and a ‘real’ asset to any senior creative team.
— Andrew Gambling Printing and Design Service Manager, University of Portsmouth, February 26, 2013
Rachel was a driven, highly creative design leader who was passionate about developing her design team. I can recommend Rachel as a creative and as a leader.
— Antoinette Pollock, Business Development Manager, Hoopla Family, April 23, 2012
While I was at CMW we had WeightWatchers as a client. As soon as Rachel started working on the account, it was injected with a giant shot of creativity. She was full of concepts and brilliant on shoots, a real ball of energy who got the models (WeightWatcher’s success stories) to relax and enjoy themselves. The design of the marketing collateral was overhauled so it looked slick, modern and confident, plus she sold the work into the client, who, needless to say, was delighted.

Rachel would be a great hire in any agency. Oh, and should you need entertainment at a party she’s got an awesome voice and is pretty damn hot on the guitar too.
— Sarah Pilkington Creative/Copywriter at PAA, February 24, 2013
Rachel was working in the studio at Colenso when I started as Studio Manager. Rachel was a pleasure to work with, and a well respected member of the team. Since our time at Colenso, our paths have crossed many times. Now an accomplished designer, Rachel has the advantage of a production background which ensures her jobs will print correctly as well as look great.
— Dave Murray Owner, Satellite Design Limited, February 25, 2013