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I love nothing more than helping empower other creative business owners to discover their superpowers, harness what make them unique + special, and figure out the next best steps to take. I believe in educating others on the power of incredible design and showing people how they can make a difference in their own business through intentional, values-led branding.
Sound like a perfect fit? Get in touch now.
If you can’t already tell, I love a good chat… ?
 

But here are some of my favourite topics to chat about:

  • Why values-led design + intentional branding is the future of business.
  • All things design (crafting your design vision, crafting your perfect message, bringing your most magical ideas to life)
  • How to discover your unique superpowers, what makes you unique, and how to harness that in your visual brand.
  • Brand Strategy – and how to create intentional, aligned strategies that are all about long-term benefits and no short-term gains.
  • Running your own business alongside chronic illness, time management and productivity tips for business owners with chronic illness, what it means to be a creative with a chronic illness.

Side note: I’m not afraid to get vulnerable, and often show up and talk about all the fears and troubles I’ve been through to get to where I am today.

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My Media Features

Speaking Engagements

RealUX
Manchester, UK - December 6th 2016

Responsive Day Out 3
Brighton, UK - June 19th 2015

Dot York
York, UK - May 1st 2014

MKGeekNight All-Dayer
Milton Keynes, UK - January 24th 2014

WebDevConf
Bristol, UK - October 18th 2013

Hey! Stac
Leeds, UK - September 24th 2013

Reasons to be Creative - Elevator Pitch
Brighton, UK - September 4th 2013

Speak the Web
Manchester, UK - July 10th 2013

Port80
Newport, Wales, UK - May 1st 2013

Second Wednesday
Nottingham, UK - January 23rd 2013

The Digital Barn 2
Barnsley, UK - September 22nd 2012

MKGeekNight #2
Milton Keynes, UK - September 20th 2012

Podcasts

Behind the Brand Podcast Ep #41 - Pinegate Road

Zen Courses Show Ep #54

Being Freelance Podcast

“Disappointed if I Don’t Win an Award”
The East Wing Podcast

Episode #77
The East Wing Podcast

Episode #47
The East Wing Podcast

“How to Gain Confidence as a Designer”
Young Guns Podcast

Features + Interviews

Behind the Screen – Linea Mae

A Booklet of Creative Challenges – Violeta Nedkova

Featured Creative over at Coach (now Podia) for several months

“Being Creative While in Pain” on 99U

Second Wednesday Interview 

Interview with Heart Internet

“Talented Design Students from Around the World: Part 1” on Down with Design

"Rachel, your talks never cease to inspire and motivate me. They’re always a helpful reminder that it’s ok—even wonderful—to be who we are and to embrace the things that make us different. I love the superhero theme you ran with for a while, and think back to those talks whenever I feel a little deflated. Thank you."
Dan Eden
Product Designer, Facebook
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Featured Press

My series of articles for Envato’s WebDesignTuts+, Design School for Developers, was published in 2013. A whopping 26 articles containing over 37,000 words altogether, the series was first published in mid-2013. As of April 2017, the series has been viewed over 560,000 times! Woopee!

26

Articles

37,000

words

560,000+

article views

Panels + In Print

“How important is client-focused design?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (March 2014)

“Beating Creative Block”
Expert Panel for net magazine (March 2014)

“What’s the best way to design and build for interaction?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (July 2013)

“What’s the best way to stand out from a crowd?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (May 2013)

“How do you deal with deadline stress?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (April 2013)

“What advice would you give to your former self?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (February 2013)

“What’s the best way to find new work?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (February 2013)

“What skills does a digital designer need in 2013?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (December 2012)

“Are decorative design elements going out of style?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (September 2012)

“Should we drop social media buttons?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (July 2012)

“Should we design in the browser from the start?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (Mar 2012)

“What do you love and hate about Facebook?”
Expert Panel for net magazine (Jan 2012)

Articles + Guest Posts

Taking Your Business to the Next Level, Part 1: Creating Connections
Freelance to Freedom Project (2016)

Taking Your Business to the Next Level, Part 2: Getting Consistent
Freelance to Freedom Project (2016)

Taking Your Business to the Next Level, Part 3: Building Credibility
Freelance to Freedom Project (2016)

How to Best Prepare to Work with a Designer
on Passion Junkie (June 2015 – no longer live)

“How to Get Your First Job in Web Design”
First seen in net magazine (January 2014)

Misc

Sketchnotes by Mearso
From my talk at Port80 (May 2013)

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