MY NAME IS RACHEL FARRELL & I LIKE TO MAKE THINGS PRETTY
When you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, most dream of being a rockstar or actress. I'm not sure I can remember a time when my answer wasn't 'designer'. After high school I decided to make my dream a reality, and in 2011 I graduated from Champlain College with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Graphic Design. My senior year internship turned into a full-time graphic design position and immediately I entered the working world of design. While working at the agency OKAY!! OKAY!! Creative in Burlington, Vermont, I worked with a broad range of clients - from small local businesses to major companies such as Oakley, New Era and musicians including Shwayze, Cisco Adler and G-Eazy.
When the agency closed in 2012, I decided I was ready for a major change and some beach living - so I packed my car and drove the 3,000 miles from Vermont to Venice, California with no job or any idea what I was doing. It was the best decision I've ever made.
After waitressing for a few months, I got a graphic design internship at an agency on the 11th story of an old building in Downtown LA's fashion district. If you had asked me as a kid where I would want to work, I would've described this job. After three months, I was offered the junior designer position and a few months later became the senior designer. I worked with major clients such as the clothing company Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Bruno Mars owned Selvarey Rum, vintage engagement site Trumpet & Horn, Extreme Makeover Home Edition's Tanya McQueen, major cosmetics manufacturer Spatz, eye-shadow queens company Colourpop, Alexandra von Furstenberg, famous lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis and many more.
After two years of designing by day and waitressing by night, I ran myself into the ground. In May 2014 I got meningitis and encephalitis and was forced to move back home to Vermont. This has been a devastating blow, but overtime I have learned to make lemonade from these very rotten lemons that rolled my way. I'm now a freelance graphic designer with a large and truly amazing client base. I also took this unfortunate situation as an opportunity to follow my other dream, owning a greeting card company. Don't let anyone tell you things don't happen for a reason!
& I'M ALSO FRECKLED!
Freckled is fun gifts & fine paper slash my other lifelong dream. It's is all about facilitating non-digital connections & making them a ton of fun.
Check it out at www.getfreckled.com and follow @getfreckled on Instagram!
Vermont Salumi, Sarducci's Restaurant & Bar, J. Morgans Steakhouse, Vermont Gas, VTDigger, Green Mountain Film Festival, Bailey Road, Montpelier Alive, Delicate Decadence, Who Let the Dogs Out, Proper Pups, Monica Hennessee Photography, Parenting You, Sempiira Luxury Skincare, Silk & Honey, A Guy & His Dog Landscape Design, Down Home Kitchen, Sound Preparation, Sunrun, Daniel Erdman Los Angeles, Evergreen Eldercare, KSE, The Institute for Sustainable Communities, Fluidly Moving Bodyworks, Kevin Ellis Strategy, Claudia Pringles Attorney at Law, Jon Anderson Home Inspection, Parent Growth
CLIENTS FROM A PAST LIFE
Selvarey by Bruno Mars, Colourpop, The Chic by Rachel Hollis, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Spatz Labs, G-Eazy, Tanya McQueen,
Trumpet & Horn, Cisco Adler & Shwayze, Bananabeat Records, Golden Hour, Challen Vineyards
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