Rachel H. White

Rachel H. White - Designer

Phoenix, AZ, United States

Love all things speculative: fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural and beyond. Bringing these to life through imagery brings more magic into reality

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Overview

I specialize in speculative fiction subjects: fantasy, science-fiction, and the supernatural, whether whimsical or horrific. I also enjoy thriller, mystery, history, and non-fiction new age, spirituality, Wicca and witchcraft topics.

When illustrating a story, I think it's vital for the mood and texture of the art to match that of the story, so I strive to pick a medium, style, colors, and other elements that emulate that mood. My work is primarily digital (digital painting, photo manipulation, and vector graphics) but I also work in traditional media such as pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, and acrylic paint. If you have a preference or have a particular style in mind, please don't hesitate to describe your idea to me.

I'm happy to give feedback, make suggestions, and supply preliminary sketches or comps to narrow the possibilities down and get a clear idea of what you're looking for before starting on the final piece.

Testimonial from The Future Fire ezine: Illustrations for Galatea's Stepchildren:
"Thanks for wonderful artwork... You'll see we've used it as the cover, and there's a double spread title page for the story in the PDF as well. Great stuff."
And from the author:
"I loved the cover art you did for my story "Galatea's Stepchlidren." It managed to capture the whole essence of the story in one picture. Well done, and you have my wishes for your continued success. If I ever get another shot at needing cover art, I'll keep your e-mail handy." --Sam S. Kepfield

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Dystopian
Fantasy
Horror
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Urban Fantasy
Non-Fiction
History
New Age

Work experience

Senior Production Designer

Shutterfly, Inc.: Wedding Paper Divas & Tiny Prints, Tempe, AZ
October, 2012 – September, 2017 (almost 5 years)

Reviewing customer orders and making corrections to text and photos for optimal print quality. Member of the Advanced Customization Team where we worked on customers' more complicated requests, such as editing photos to remove unwanted backgrounds, objects or people, and altering existing designs to better suit customer needs like changing the colors to perfectly match customer's color themes for their wedding or event.

Illustrator, Designer, Photographer, Creative Writer

Self-employed
August, 2004 – Present (about 14 years)

Lead Designer

Ad-Craft Signs, Spartanburg, SC
June, 2002 – July, 2012 (about 10 years)

Signage design using vector graphics for vinyl signs and sandblasted signs. Also applied the vinyl to the final products and hand-painted three-dimensional signs after the sandblasting process was finished.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Murder on the Hearst Yacht

Joe Morella, Edward Epstein

Before it was over, the perverse enslavement of a beautiful actress came into full focus...the sinister source of strength of Hollywood's most venomous gossip columnist was exposed...the sexual appetites of the world's greatest comedian turned out to be no laughing matter...the raging nymphomania of movieland's reigning social queen had a vivid private showing...a cowboy super-hero broke his s... read more

Before it was over, the perverse enslavement of a beautiful actress came into full focus...the sinister source of strength of Hollywood's most venomous gossip columnist was exposed...the sexual appetites of the world's greatest comedian turned out to be no laughing matter...the raging nymphomania of movieland's reigning social queen had a vivid private showing...a cowboy super-hero broke his s... read more

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