As a graphic designer with a strong background in typography, I relish in organizing complicated information. I enjoy applying solid design principles to any project, whether it be physical, digital, or something less easily categorized. I am continually looking for new artistic endeavors, especially those that have a life beyond the screen.

I am currently located in Somerville, Massachusetts. I spend most of my days indulging my interest in typography, my weekends working with my hands away from my computer, and any time in between seeking design projects that straddle both. After making a deal with my grandfather, I started HANDMADE FOR, which offers handmade all-natural soaps and other body products at markets and retail locations across New England and online at www.handmadefor.com. I also have some digital work available at racheleevadesign.threadless.com and zazzle.com/racheleevadesign.

Please feel free to view my complete resume below (or download as a PDF) or drop me a line to discuss anything from collaborative possibilities to potential opportunities to happy thoughts. You can also find me on Instagram and LinkedIn.


EMPLOYMENT

Rachel Eeva Design, Freelance Designer; October 2009 – Present
creating a wide variety of pieces, including logos, marketing materials, books, and stationery for both businesses and individual clients

Handmade For, Artist and Owner; June 2014 – Present
making all-natural soaps and other body products for sale in retail stores, regional markets, and online, as part of a personal brand founded in 2014

Candlewick Press, Book Designer; July 2010 – February 2017
designing children’s books, including young-adult interiors and jackets for fiction and non-fiction, while also art directing illustrators for picture books and managing multiple series and freelance interior designers

Candlewick Press, Promotional and Art Department Intern; May 2009 – February 2010
designed promotional pieces for children’s book titles, including sell sheets, downloadable
discussion guides and activity kits, online advertisements and web banners, while working closely with the Marketing and Art departments

VOLUNTEERING

Read to a Child, Mentor, September 2010 – 2015
visited weekly and read to a local elementary school student to help foster a love of books, while improving literacy skills and confidence

Books of Hope, Designer/Mentor; 2011
designed covers and interiors, guided design interns, and further developed style guides for established brand for youth writing and empowerment program

Yale Scientific Magazine, Arts Editor/Assistant Arts Director; 2006 – 2008
created covers and title art for full-length articles for a quarterly production

Habitat Bicycle Challenge, Team Rider; Spring/Summer 2006
rode from New Haven, CT to Portland, OR to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity by fundraising, giving presentations, and working on builds across the country

EDUCATION

Yale University Class of 2008; New Haven, CT
BA in Studio Art with Distinction, Graphic Design Concentration; 3.62 GPA

intense study of typography (digital and letterpress), digital photography, and printmaking; relevant coursework also includes color theory, digital photography, sculpture, and painting

Danmarks Designskole, Summer 2007; Copenhagen, Denmark
close exploration of repeat pattern textile design, focusing on screenprinting of reactive dyes and pigments, and including a study tour of Sweden and Finland

SKILLS

Extensive use of the Adobe Creative Suite
particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, as well as limited experience with AfterEffects

Some experience with HTML/CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, and WordPress