Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Well, I'm finally home! And while I'm organizing my room and sleeping in til 12:30, I thought I'd show you the final projects from Spring semester! 
The following are from my printmaking class, which used traditional block and screenprinting techniques, and my prepress class, which taught us how to prepare things for printing and was entirely digital. I also had a portrait class, but let's be real, I suck at oil painting real hard, so I decided to keep those gems to myself.

Let's start with printmaking!
 Look familiar? I made a reduction print using my favorite self-portrait as a model!
These next ones are on ethical fashion. You've already seen this screen-printed tote in outfit photos, and it will be for sale in the shop soon!
This was a simple block print on recycled fashion. I added the pattern in digitally.
This is another block print on blood diamonds!

Now here's my stuff from prepress. We did so much in this class, so so much.
 Our assignment was to make two business cards, one for the teacher's husband (a photographer) and one for ourselves. Mr. Soto chose one of our designs to actually use. Mine got second place! He didn't choose it because it was "too girly" haha. Story of my liiiiife!
 This is actually just a cute drawing. We were supposed to get them printed on little keychain tags, but the printer never got back to us! Un. Pro. Fessional.
I may have shown this before, but I'm not sure! It's the pop up card assignment that I ended up giving to Travis for Valentine's Day!
You remember my unicorn shirt, right? We had our designs screenprinted.
We had a packaging design project, and I made a bottle, baggie and box for a fictional bath and body company. That bottle is actually my acne medication that I just stuck a sticker on haha!
 This is page 1 of a 8 page self-promotional booklet that we would theoretically send out to companies. Those little cats and pinecones are stickers!
 Last but not least, we spent the last month of school doing a campaign rebranding project. My friend Hannah let me make a huge set of ads, posters, stickers, banners, and packaging based on her (already well designed) etsy store! I made a 98 on it and an A- in the class.

Thanks for reading, guys!


  1. Love seeing your work, you're so talented!

  2. Okay it seems like I am stalking you today but its a snowy day at work so I am doing quite a bit of inter-webs browsing :)
    I LOVE THIS POST! I love seeing your work and I am so happy you included something from the campaign re branding project! Its making me so excited to see the painted one, and HOW CUTE are those self promotional pine cone and kitten sticker sheets! I also love the black business card and the teapot illustration. Okay, so basically I could've just said "everything" and kept this short haha!

  3. Love the you've got sole bag and that card you made Travis is so freaking cute! Love it. Plus, the bandit sticker you made for Hannah's shop is adorable. You are so talented :)

  4. Aw I LOVE what you did for Hannah's shop! That is so clever and adorable! And that you've got sole bag rocks. All your work is lovely Rachel :-)

  5. Oh, you are so talented! Love your business card especially (and Hannah's etsy store rebrand because that is the cutest pun! Speaking of puns- that Valentines card too!)

    You will go far!

  6. Holy crap, Rachel! I had never realized how deeply talented you were! I love every single thing in this post. You seriously have mad skills. I love the print making stuff and the card. So awesome! Are you in art school? Or just an art program? Just wildly curious because I wish I was talented :)

    1. Aw, thanks, Jessica!
      I'm in the design program at a liberal arts school.

  7. such cute things! my faves are the Vday card & the unicorn tee (+ the necklace in that pic) :)

  8. I always looove seeing your work, you have such a wonderfully quirky way of whipping things up. I laughed when your teacher's hub didn't choose your card because it was too girly hahah, i REALLY liked the constellation idea. And now i'm also SUPER curious to see these oil paintings hahah it seems like you rock at all of it so how bad can they be, am i right?!

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    1. Hahaha thanks Marlen. I posted the two least awful ones on my tumblr:

  9. You have such a lovely, distinctive style. I especially like the blood diamonds print.

  10. wow printmaking sounds so exciting, I'd love to try it!

    Drawing Dreaming

  11. you are so talented I am not sure which design I love the most they are all so adorable!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  12. You are so very talented!! Following you now!! Please come visit my blog when you get the chance <3

  13. Thank you for your sweet comment Rachel! I love your work too :)