Rachel Reddy

Rachel Reddy – Designer

I am an illustrator and designer for young readers, ready to assist you with my skill, imagination and experience with Penguin Random House!


Hi! I have been illustrating for independent authors and large publishing houses for over six years. I am a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in illustration and graphic design. My illustration portfolio has won many scholarship awards while seeking my degree and has been showcased in several exhibitions. My design skills and passion for books has led me to interning with the Penguin Young Readers Design Group at Penguin Random House. Our team collaborated on covers for many well-known authors which you can see in my portfolio!

Working with me is easy and reliable. I provide as many initial sketches as needed to ensure that I am capturing your ideal vision. When finishing my illustration pieces I can paint or draw in a variety of traditional and digital mediums, watercolor being my most frequently used. As a graphic designer I also design covers using the same method of sketches combined with typography exploration. I offer 3 rounds of revisions for every piece I create so you are beyond satisfied with your finished product! I have experience creating both covers and jackets, book interiors, so basically, anything you need, I've got your back. I would love to hear about your project and can't wait to get started! Feel free to inquire about pricing or time estimates.

Fantasy Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books Young Adult Fantasy
  • SCAD Foundations Exhibition featured artist
  • Elizabeth Donahue Honors Portfolio Scholarship
  • Savannah Communication Arts Showcased artist
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration and graphic design | Savannah College of Art and Design

Work experience


Aug, 2018 — Present


Aug, 2018 — Present

Penguin Young Readers Design Group (Penguin Random House)

Jun, 2018 — Sep, 2018 (3 months)

Southern Shirt Company

Apr, 2021 — Present

In addition to working as a freelance illustrator and designer I also work with a southeast-based lifestyle brand, the Southern Shirt Company, as their marketing coordinator and graphic designer. I create a variety of digital and print marketing assets and apparel designs, alongside managing a growing Ecommerce site.


Rachel has 14 reviews





Clifton M.

Clifton M.

Jun, 2024

She's GREAT to work with! She made me feel comfortable being a first time author. She communicated well through out the whole process. She's very receptible to feedback. And any questions I had, she answered. She brought my vision to life. I will definitely be working with her on my next project. Thank You! Rachel.
Rachel R.
Thank you so much Clifton! I very much appreciate your kind words!
F H.

F H.

Mar, 2024

Very happy with the design Ms. Reddy did for my book cover.
Mary M.

Mary M.

Oct, 2023

Lovely job. Rachel did a great job capturing the spirit of the book. I will definitely use her again if necessary. Mary M.
Xavier C.

Xavier C.

Apr, 2023

Rachel went above and beyond my expectations! ABSOLUTELY! She really captured the heart of my book with her amazing illustration. She "got" what I was trying to achieve and was easy, open, fast, and flexible to work with. More than anything... I am EXTREMELY CONFIDENT that this beautiful map she created for me will now be an INVALUABLE KEY to help me land an agent and sign a book deal! Thank ...
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Mark H.

Mark H.

Apr, 2023

Rachel was a pleasure to work with. She understood the job right away and was able to make small adjustments when needed. I am very happy with the end results.

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