I'm an American illustrator living in Amsterdam with a deep passion for books and visual storytelling. Born and bred in Texas, I moved to New York City not long after getting my degree in Studio Arts from UT Austin. Relocating to Amsterdam 15 years ago gave me the excuse I needed to pursue illustration full-time as a freelancer – and with rewarding results!
In the past year, I've had my comics and cartoons published by the best in the business (imho) - The New Yorker and The New York Times! I've also had the pleasure of working with The Austin Chronicle and Het Moet publishers.
I've worked for trade publishers (Harper Collins, De Vierwindstreken), mass-market publishers (Kid's Marketeers), educational publishers (World Book, Uitgeverij Delubas), and self-publishing authors. I've applied my talents to interpret the work of contemporary best-selling authors such as Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius), Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife), and Nick Ortner (The Tapping Solution).
My illustrative art project, Faces on the Ferry, has captured the attention of The Guardian, Het Parool, TEDxAmsterdam, and FLOW Magazine. It's been an excellent way for me to continue to refine my signature style, which uses fluid lines, expressive color palettes, and bold graphic composition.
Finding inspiration through reading a manuscript continues to be one of my greatest pleasures, and I hope to connect with more publishers and authors through this platform.
- 2018 – Nominated for Kinderjury, Het Raadsel van de Papegaaien [The Parrot’s Mystery], written by Renate Mamber, published by De Vier Windstreken
- 2019 – Project Subsidy, Amsterdam Funds for the Arts: Faces on the Ferry
- Dutch language
- Studio Art, University of Texas Austin
Uitgeverij Het Moet
Three spot illustrations for three witty fables by Bart Smout, published in Dutch and English by Het Moet.
Full-page comic written and illustrated by me for NYT Cooking. "European grocery aisles and the items they contain say a lot about how Americans are viewed overseas."
My second cartoon was published by The New Yorker as a Daily Shout online.
My first comic in TNY Cooking. "For the illustrator Rachelle Meyer, a love affair with cilantro was rekindled in a Brooklyn bodega."
My first cartoon was published by The New Yorker as a Daily Shout.
Illustrations for a Dutch textbook, themed around world travel.
Ojoba Collective, LUSH Cosmetics
Climate-Smart Farming in African Drylands is wordless book about new methods for subsistence farming in Northern Ghana. The book works both a story and instruction manual, a graphic novel and an infographic.
De Vier Windstreken
HET RAADSEL VAN DE PAPEGAAIEN / THE PARROTS' MYSTERY written by Renate Mamber, illustrated by Rachelle Meyer, published by De Vier Windstreken. This Dutch chapter book contains adventure, excitement, and over 30 interior color illustrations by yours truly. Nominated for Nederlands Kinderjury 2018 / Dutch Children's Jury 2018. See samples in the "Gallery" section.
Rocket Star Press
ROCK STAR MOM, written by Wendy Parnell. Illustrated by Rachelle Meyer. Published by Rocket Star Press (Austin, Texas). A rollicking tribute to all the cool moms out there. Moms really are rock stars, and after reading this book, you will never forget it.
I've worked for trade publishers (De Vierwindstreken, Harper Collins), educational publishers (World Book, Uitgeverij Delubas), mass market publishers (Kid's Marketeers), and self-publishing authors. I also work in editorial and lifestyle markets.