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 and I am continually looking for new artistic endeavors.

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


Candlewick Press, Senior Book Designer and Team Lead of Fiction/Non-Fiction Interiors, and UK/Buy-in Titles; July 2021Present

  • Designs children’s books spanning all ages and genres, focusing on fiction and non-fiction young-adult and middle-grade interiors, jackets, and cases for both Candlewick Press and MIT Kids Press/MITeen Press imprints
  • Works on roughly twenty titles at once, in various stages of development from sample pages and sketches through to proof approval; art directs illustrators and other designers as needed
  • Sets departmental standards for project workflows and typesetting as well as processes for interdepartmental circulation of materials
  • Excels at technically complex projects, such as award-winning non-fiction titles requiring archival photography work, extensive back matter development, and art direction for maps/diagrams

Rachel Eeva Design, Designer and Owner; October 2009–June 2021

  • Designed projects from conception through prepress and production, including branding work such as development of logos, style guides, and marketing materials; website development; stationery design; illustrations; and book work, including cover/jacket design, fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated interiors, and series development
  • Taught art classes with MA Provisional Teaching License at Somerville High School and Brookline Adult & Community Education

Handmade For, Artist and Owner; June 2014–December 2018

  • Operated artisanal craft business, which sold my handmade, all-natural soaps and other body products in retail stores, regional markets, and online; maintained all inventory, order fulfillment, and customer/retail relationships; and designed and developed all branding, packaging, and web assets
  • Ran a successful crowdfunding campaign for a new product line that was fully funded within 3 days and finished at 315% of the funding goal

Candlewick Press, Book Designer; May 2009February 2017
Other roles include Associate Designer, Design Assistant, and Intern for Art and Promotion Departments

  • Designed children’s books for all ages and genres, including illustrated picture books and board books; young-adult fiction interiors, jackets, and cases; as well as packaging and other reuse projects
  • Managed half of the freelance interior designers and art-directed multiple illustrators for fully illustrated books as well as jacket designs, series work, and maps/diagrams for non-fiction titles
  • Excelled at managing intricate hand-assembled novelty books; non-fiction titles; and multiple long-running and best-selling series requiring consistent content, character development, and brand styling
  • Attended color/press checks and continually communicated with Production Controllers regarding print specifications, proper file creation, and efficient use of special effects to ensure high-quality printing
  • Designed promotional pieces, including creating sell sheets, downloadable discussion guides and activity kits, online advertisements, and web banners while working closely with the Marketing and Sales Departments

Yale University Class of 2008; New Haven, CT · BA in Studio Art with Distinction, Graphic Design Concentration
Intense study of typography (digital and letterpress), digital photography, print making, and color theory

Danmarks Designskole, Summer 2007; Copenhagen, Denmark · Study of repeat pattern textile design and screenprinting with reactive dyes and pigments

Extensive use of the Adobe Creative Suite
Expert use of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as experience with Bridge, Lightroom, and AfterEffects

Web design and development experience
Including developing responsive sites with HTML/CSS, Squarespace, Shopify, and WordPress, as well as experience with git/github, Bootstrap, JavaScript/JQuery

Amesbury Cultural Council, 2021 Co-Chair; Voting Member, August 2020–January 2022
Designer of Amesbury Open Studios website beginning in fall 2020.

Friends of the Amesbury Public Library, Board Member, April 2020–January 2022; Secretary, September 2020–2021
Marketing Subcommittee Member focusing on website launch in November 2020 and developing The Stacks online store in September 2021