“Crafting the vision for your first book is not an easy job, so many possible directions, so many decisions. Working with Rachel has been a dream, we collaborated extremely well, and she has a keen eye for detail and design. Give her a solid brief and you won’t be disappointed. When I received my first printed copy, I was ecstatic, it’s so much better than I ever imagined…in a big part, thanks Rachel.”
Deborah Hutton (2015)

“Rachel has been creating our outbound promotional materials for a few years and we are always delighted with her results, timeliness and creativity. I would not hesitate in recommending her for anything to do with branding and design concepts and artwork.”
Robert Migliore, Director, Actevate Pty Ltd (2014)

“As a small agency with high profile clients, it’s important to us that freelancers are able to think for themselves and deliver to our standards – Rachel does both of these with ease. She’s personable with everyone in the agency – both the studio and client services. She’s able to take a brief and ask all the right questions, and lead a design project – from concepting design, to delivery and liaising with suppliers, Rachel is capable of handling things. Rachel brings great suggestions and creative direction that only an experienced creative can deliver. I would highly recommend Rachel for any assignment and won’t hesitate to have her back in to our studio.”
Ben Da Costa, Head of Creative, Eight Steps West (2014)

“I worked with Rachel on the vividwireless brand launch and evolution. Rachel not only managed massive expectations and outputs around operational work but also drove key strategic elements of profile development such as the brand blueprint and extensive rule book.
Rachel works amazingly well under pressure and is a perfectionist with a keen design eye. She is equally comfortable driving creative direction/large teams or working as a peer in small teams. Add to this unyielding enthusiasm, energy and professionalism and you have a great team player who will add value and depth to any project. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rachel for any marketing, branding or design role.”
Kath Tenger, Brand Evolution Specialist (2014)

“Rachel freelanced for four weeks and during that time showed a willingness to put in the hours and created design work of seriously good quality, was very quick to respond to pressure and seamlessly fitted in with the rest of the team.
Our clients include Macquarie Bank, Investec Bank, NAB, Cricket NSW and Sydney Water. We produce all manner of Reports, Prospectus, Brochures etc. Rachel had the unenviable job of doing a lot of image searches and selection and design for covers because she was so bloody good at it.”
Michael Sherman, Director, Proactive Graphics (2013)

“Rachel Black has worked with us at Bauer Media Books as a freelance designer for a number of years now. I find her a pleasure to work with, very easy to manage and very creative. Most of all, I appreciate her ability to work quickly and efficiently while still maintaining the level of creativity that we require in our books. Her ability to think quickly with concepts is a huge bonus when we need to turn around new jobs that have very tight deadlines. Fast AND creative are assets that I look for in every designer. Rachel has these in spades.”
Hieu Nguyen, Creative Director, Bauer Media Books (2011)

“Rachel was a delight to brief, and was very time efficient from concept through to finalisation. I have never worked with anyone as quick in delivering artwork following a brief, and so much experience in design, editing and production, all of these attributes that I came to appreciate and rely on when we often had tight deadlines to meet. Rachel was always within budget and had the ability to manage many projects simultaneously.
During this period Clarendon’s sales 
volume achieved No.1 in the Sydney region, and overall in NSW the business reached target in a downward 
trending market.”
Bernadette Nutman,
 Marketing Executive, 
Clarendon Homes
 (2011)

“I don’t think I can ever remember a time when Rachel submitted 
substandard quality 
– everything she does 
is with the utmost 
professionalism, 
attention to detail 
– not to mention her expert art direction 
skills – and all way 
within the constraints of a deadline. My 
advice: Snap her up 
now, before your 
opposition does!”
Daniella Spinetti, Creative Group Head, 
M&C Saatchi, 
ex-New Idea 
Art Director (2011)

“Rachel is one of the best design for print, graphic designers I have ever worked with. Rachel has never missed a deadline and is always a step ahead of any clients requests. Professional in her conduct and clever in her execution, she is an asset to any project.”
David Hutton,
 Creative Director, 
SoDUS (2011)

“Rachel is fast, very, very fast. Rachel’s design skills are fabulous 
– very, very fabulous. She’s an absolute delight to have on the team. (and boy, can that woman cook!)”
Carol Currie, 
Business Manager, 
Pacific Innovations 
(2009)