Rachel Reddy

Rachel Reddy - Designer

Ada, Oklahoma, USA

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

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Overview

Hi! I have been illustrating for independent authors and large publishing houses for over five 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 worked on covers for many well-known authors!

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 unlimited revisions until you are beyond satisfied with your finished product! I have experience creating both covers and jackets, 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.
Languages
English
Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration and graphic design | Savannah College of Art and Design

Awards

  • SCAD Foundations Exhibition featured artist
  • Elizabeth Donahue Honors Portfolio Scholarship
  • Savannah Communication Arts Showcased artist

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
August, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
August, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

Book Design Intern

Penguin Young Readers Design Group (Penguin Random House)
June, 2018 – September, 2018 (3 months)

Illustrator, Graphic Designer

Emory Group LLC
September, 2018 – Present (almost 4 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

I Have Lost My Way

Forman, Gayle

61 Threadneedle Street: A Novel

Ricker Schofield, L. E., Reddy, Rachel

To Night Owl From Dogfish

Sloan, Holly Goldberg, Wolitzer, Meg

SHOUT

Anderson, Laurie Halse

Rachel has 7 reviews

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John Suhre
This is my second time working with Rachel, and I continue to be impressed. She listened to the ideas I had for my cover but was also able to incorporate all of her knowledge and skills on how to design and execute a professional book cover to give me a wonderful finished product.

John Suhre, December 2021


Meg Wilson
I love Rachel’s work. She did an excellent job with my project and was very open to suggestions. Rachel is very easy to work with and delivered wonderful illustrations for my book! I strongly recommend working with Rache.

Meg Wilson, December 2021


Dr Judy Pennington
I did not end up working with Rachel, not for any other reason than I decided to go with a family freind. Rachel was great in working with me to get an example of an illustration for my book and did a wonderful job!

Dr Judy Pennington, January 2021


John Suhre
Rachel was a joy to work with on a cover design for my middle grade fiction book. She was very responsive and willing to listen to my suggestions and make changes. I highly recommend hiring her. She helped me fulfill my dream of publishing.

John Suhre, November 2020


Marcia Pfleiderer
Rachel is fantastic to work with. She is timely, responsive, accommodating, professional, and very talented. She brought my book to life. I am very happy with her work.

Marcia Pfleiderer, October 2020

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