Rachael Taylor – Designer & Textile Artist
Rachael Taylor is a fun, enthusiastic creative designer & textile artist with over six years industry experience in a variety of fields. Since leaving university this young designer has achieved so much in such a small time span working for a number of prestigious clients worldwide.
Originally from the Wirral, Merseyside (UK) graduated from the University of Leeds in 2005, with a BA (Hons) in Textile & Fashion Design.
Her first job was as a print & design technician whilst also working as a part time freelancer in the textile industry. She then went on to progress with her textile & stitched screen printed pieces and held her first solo exhibition called ‘stitched’ in 2006 at the Brahm Gallery Leeds. Later that year Rachael was awarded 1st prize in the Janome creative competiton for a layered paper skirt design.
Then specialising in surface pattern design, she developed her early signature style of layering, textures & quirky hand drawn line work. This style is present in both her screen printed pieces & digital work. Wanting to obtain further experience & technical knowledge Rachael applied for a job with one of the greetings market leaders, where she worked as a mac designer for two years specialising in surface pattern design. She then set up her own design studio in May 2008 (based in Leeds) where she now works as a freelance surface pattern designer & textile artist.
Rachael is currently working on her own label but also has a variety of clients in the UK, Europe & the USA from design studios & high street stores to private buyers. Rachael has designed for the art, ceramics, interior, fashion, textiles, greetings, stationery & marketing industries. You can find her work published on greeting cards right through to interior acessories, packaging, ceramics & kidswear. Clientel examples include: Paperchase (UK) Graham & Brown (UK) WH Smith (UK) Target (USA) UK Greetings, American Greetings, Tigerprint (for Marks & Spencer UK) Hanes Paper (USA) Verbaudet (EUR). Redwood (UK) Oneida (USA) Paper Magic (USA) Design Design (USA) Trend Bible (UK) Seascape (USA) Mudpie (UK) teNeues (USA & UK) Oxfam (UK) Landor (USA) AM Univeral (USA)
She plans to continue collaborating & licensing her work along with expanding the ‘rachaeltaylordesigns’ label; whilst also exhibiting her work in a large number of galleries.
Rachael has recently had over twenty pieces of her work published in four renowned designs books such as:’Patterns’ by Drusilla Cole, LKP publishing; ‘Patterns’ by Maomao publications & the’Exciting World of Pattern Design’ by Zeixs Feierabend Unique Books’. This also includes four pieces being published in the inspirational & renowned ‘Print & Pattern’ by LKP publishing. Rachael regularly receives design commissions from trend forecasting companies & has work published in trend books for Trend bible & Mudpie. Her designs & products are regularly featured in the press & have made appearances on television channels such as ITV1 & more recently they have brought her a celebrity fan base.
Rachael likes to bring her own personality to her work & creates fun quirky designs ‘patterns to make you happy’. Her positive & energetic approach was recognised in 2009 as she was awarded the title of ‘the happiest person in Britain 2009′ from her excited & happy twitter posts. Her patterns are spontaneous as Rachael loves to draw with her right & left hand and sometimes even with her eyes closed. This way her patterns are unique & full of energy, she takes inspiration from everything around her & a lot of her motifs come from her own mood & personality.
Rachael welcomes new commissions and freelance work along with bespoke product requests, if you are interested in her work or require further information, whether it be a range of designs or a single bespoke piece you can simply drop her an email via the contact page.
She is also actively involved in education, if you are interested in booking Rachael for a school/college/university workshop or lecture then please feel free to get in touch.
To purchase a selection of Rachaels’ brand new products email sales at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachael has a select number of stockists in the UK from; online stores (international delivery available) to shops & galleries. Rachael has also recently expanded the ‘rachaeltaylordesigns’ label into the USA & European home wares market.
Tel: 01132554745 or 07882686960
Courtesy Rachael Taylor