ABOUT THE CREATIVE COACHING
TOPICS RACHAEL CAN ADVISE ON
PRICING & AVAILABILITY BOOKING INFORMATION
TERMS & CONDITIONS
meet RACHAEL Rachael Taylor is an internationally renowned print & pattern innovator, colour fanatic & creative stylist. She is the Owner & Founder of the Rachael Taylor Studio & the Co-founder of Make it in Design & the groundbreaking e-course The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. The success of these ventures lead to the creation of the popular online publication, MOYO Magazine - the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design. Since it's first release it's been a global hit securing over 4 million impressions worldwide. To date, Rachael has collated an impressive (& still growing) list of global clientele & has had over 100 pieces of her work published across many well known design publications as well as several press & media outlets. From design books, interiors magazines & TV appearances, to trend books & online features, Rachael & her one-of-a-kind design portfolio have made a big impression in the design industry. Her artwork decorates products within the ceramic, interior, fashion, textile, greeting, stationery, gadget & personalised markets. With over 13 years experience working in the design industry, Rachael has built up a strong reputation and is renowned for her distinctive design style & wealth of technical knowledge. Her love of colour & use of hands-on experimental techniques, such as drawing with both her left & right hands & doodling with her eyes closed ensures her designs are unique, fun & always full of energy. The free-spirited quality of Rachael’s design work has attracted a wide range of buyers & clients in the UK, Europe & USA. She is also proudly represented by her agent - the well-established Lilla Rogers Studio. All of Rachael’s success even prompted her to begin public speaking & she is now regularly hired to deliver design-based seminars & lectures around the UK & USA. With her sister company Make it in Design, Rachael also teaches online surface pattern design modules & helps to deliver e-courses to aspiring designers all over the world; to date her classes have reached over 12,000 individual students across 100 different countries. She is also a member of the ACID (Anti-Copying in Design) Advisory Council & an active member in the design community.
press Most recent press:
Rachael was the cover star of Home Style magazine which included a colourful 8 page feature (as well as extra coverage throughout the issue). You will find a beautiful 11 page feature on Rachael's home & designs in Issue 54 of Reloved Magazine. Rachael has been lucky enough to receive a generous 10-page feature in the widely popular US magazine Where Women Create, as well as gracing the front cover. Rachael appeared on Good Morning Britain, on which she shared design & interior tips for the TV viewers as part of their 'Style Your Shed' series. The show itself is the most discussed morning talk show in the UK.
American Greetings / Artistic Britain / Artscase / Avery / Card Crazy / Collage Greetings / Demdaco / DENY Designs / Fit For Keeps / Graham & Brown / Hallmark / Hobby Lobby / Jelly The Pug / Landor / Live Happy / Marian Heath / Mollie Makes Magazine / Milton & King / Mpix / Oopsy Daisy / Oxfam / Paper Magic / Quarry Books / Ritzenhoff / Roland DG / Safeway Inc/ Seascape Lamps / Soake / Strategic Partners / Summer Infant / TeNeues / Tigerprint / Topflight / UK Greetings / WHSmith / Zutano
British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) Harrogate (UK) / DRUPA Dusselldorf (Germany) / FESPA Amsterdam (The Netherlands) / Home London (UK) / Indigo Paris (France) / Licensing Expo Las Vegas (USA) / New Designers London (UK) / Printsource New York (USA) / Surtex New York (USA) / Top Drawer London (UK)
ABOUT THE CREATIVE COACHING Rachael Taylor is now taking bookings for hourly creative Skype or Zoom coaching sessions.* The calendar for monthly appointments is open, so please visit our shop for further information: www.rachaeltaylordesigns.co.uk/shop Rachael has a true passion for helping others & loves teaching & best of all, as a working designer, she is always up to date with the latest design skills & is active within the industry. She has lived through a colourful & eventful design career & continues to evolve & push design innovation along with always positively contributing to the design community. To find out more about Rachael you can visit the about page on her website: www.rachaeltaylordesigns.co.uk/about *Please note that if you are interested in taking an online design e-course, these are offered through our sister site Make it in Design, Any creative coaching booked directly with Rachael will be managed by the Rachael Taylor Studio team.
If not for Rachaelâ€™s teaching, I would not be on the path that I am today. - Amy Mccoy
it was really beneficial to speak to someone like-minded & to someone who has been there at the beginning & come out the other end a success! I still often think back to the call & read the notes I took - such an invaluable business tool! - Natasha Rowarth
Rachael has a wealth of professional knowledge & experience [...], which puts her in a first class position to offer extensive & up to date advice. Add in her enthusiasm, passion & openness & you have one of the best & most reliable voices in the industry. - Claire Elsworth
TOPICS RACHAEL CAN offer advice on Portfolio review: Rachael will take a thorough look through your portfolio & give you advice on anything you are struggling with, what could be missing, what could be worked on & give you practical & actionable ideas for what your next steps might be. A review from Rachael will leave you with so many new ideas & have you passionate about working on your next portfolio design.
Colour confidence: Do you find yourself feeling unconfident on how to use colour within your designs or branding? Rachael can guide you through how she chooses colours with confidence as well as offering tips on creating palettes & using colour effectively within your work. You will leave the session feeling filled to the brim with confidence & impatient to get started with more colours!
Creative business: Rachael can offer insightful tips on setting up your business, understanding contracts, creating branding, marketing & promoting your business, designing a website & using social media. Using her decade worth of experience running a creative business, Rachael will help you gain more clarity & aid you in upgrading your business to itâ€™s maximum potential.
Products, manufacturing & printing: Really want to start your own product line but donâ€™t have a clue how to start? Struggling on how to work with product templates? Rachael can help guide you through the process & break down all of the confusing jargon that manufacturers & printers use, leaving you feeling manufacturing savvy & eager to start working on your next product line.
Licensing & freelancing: Do you want to get into the world of licensing? Do you think becoming a freelancer would be a viable career path for you? Donâ€™t know what rates to charge or how royalties work? Rachael can offer advice from her years of experience doing both & aid you in finding the best avenue for creative success.
Creative inspiration: Finding yourself stuck & uninspired? Rachael can help offer ideas on how to find inspiration & gain back that creative spark so that you can translate it back into your design work.
Design confidence: Feeling not so confident & overwhelmed? Rachael can also intuitively help you with tips to gain back your design confidence so that you get back to doing what you love.
DISCLAIMER: Rachael will guide you as much as she can based on the 13 years of industry experience she has obtained since graduating university. Her wealth of experience, having designed for almost every product area, is widely respected & she has received many glowing recommendations for her teaching. However, there are topics that Rachael will not be able to cover such as technical advice with Adobe software, as this will take up more time than Rachael can responsibly give. The coaching sessions will not be technically based tutorials.
Examples of RachaeLâ€™s work & portfolio
TESTIMONIALS My mentoring call with Rachael was invaluable in the preparation for my first trade fair. Not only did she provide practical advice (she really does know her stuff!), but she was also super encouraging & really helped to boost my confidence. Her passion for helping other creatives to succeed in their chosen path was evident throughout our whole conversation. I don't think I've ever known any professional to be so generous with their time & knowledge. We all know Rachael to be a highly professional & successful creative, but she is also is approachable, honest & sincere... with bags of enthusiasm to boot! – Cat Christopherson
Just had to swing by & say how amazingly helpful and inspiring my Creative Coaching session with Rachael was last week! Rachael was really encouraging about my progress so far (which made my day!) & she gave me some invaluable advice about how to build on that, which is what I really wanted from the session. She reviewed my portfolio & gave me some really good tips about how to make that stand out & how to get it in front of the right people. I came away feeling hugely motivated, focused & full of ideas as to how to move forward. The follow up advice is really helpful too. It's an absolute treat to have the opportunity to pick the brains of someone who has achieved such a lot & is willing to share her knowledge. Don’t hesitate to book yourself in for a chat if you’re looking to progress your career. - Catherine Worsley
I had my creative coaching session with Rachael today & it exceeded my expectations! Rachael not only answered my many questions, she gave me a great boost of confidence heading into my first trade show in a few months. The information Rachael shared left me much better prepared to exhibit. The time we spent together was fun, encouraging & ever so worthwhile! – Deborah Payne
I just wanted to let everyone out there know that my Creative Coaching session I had with Rachael was amazing! She was so forthright with her knowledge of the surface pattern design business, & answered all of my questions. I feel so much more ready now to attend my first trade show next May in New York! It was like speaking to a real friend who had all the inside tips that I really needed. - Gennifer March Schimenti
I started my day today in a most splendid way with receiving such sage advise, directions on which action steps to take first with my art licensing career & even what markets to aim for first. I received all of this & much more from the amazing ultra-talented Rachael Taylor. I gained a confidence with our live session I hadn’t had before to finally jump out of the nest to see if I can fly a new path with my art licensing career, & yes, I just needed a little nudging, but I’m really ready already. I’ve learned that now. I just have to spread my wings out now & leap. Thank you so ever much Rachael. Rachael is incredibly knowledgeable in so many subjects in the design world & what’s working now to help direct the work you want in your career today. I can highly recommend a coaching session with her if you’re serious about your art licensing career. Having a live one-on-one Coaching Session with one of your top mentors is super thrilling & worth every bit. I’m still squealing with joy over here I tell you! - Leah Quinn
I recently had the pleasure of having a mentoring session with the fabulous Rachael Taylor. Rachael has a wealth of professional knowledge & experience in the surface pattern design industry, which puts her in a first class position to offer extensive & up to date advice. Add in her enthusiasm, passion & openness & you have one of the best & most reliable voices in the industry. Prior to the session, I was able to prepare and submit some questions - I was preparing for Blueprint [a design trade show] & I needed advice on the pricing structure for my designs. She also gave me many valuable tips on dealing with prospective buyers & clients in a trade show setting & gave me advice on approaching companies that might be a good fit for my style. Rachael's style of teaching is fun, colourful & very professional. This was very important to me, as I wanted to learn as much as I could to enable me to break into the surface pattern design industry. Rachael has equipped me with the knowledge on how to make my own decisions in an industry where nothing is set in stone & where you often have to find your own way of doing things. - Claire Elsworth Recipient of an individual mentoring session Make it in Design Alumni of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder
If not for Rachael’s teaching, I would not be on the path that I am today. Since graduating University, I’d been working in a creative field, but not as a designer. Rachael has a teaching style that is upbeat & enthusiastic, provides a solid overview of the practicalities of working in surface pattern design, all while encouraging her students to appreciate where they are in their own journeys. I find myself repeating some of Rachael’s sayings […], including “don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”. Rachael’s encouraging & inclusionary attitude, her reminders that there is truly a place for everyone in this business, and that by bringing your own approach to it, your work will naturally be unique, is an inspiration - & also a road map to achieving success in the field. - Amy McCoy Make it in Design Alumni of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder
I received a one-to-one Skype session with Rachael to discuss anything I felt I needed to. At the time, I was feeling quite lost, overwhelmed & demotivated having recently started my own design-based business. She gave me some invaluable tips such as, designing what 'I' wanted to design, rather than what I thought people would want. So I attached some paper to my wall & did little doodles & sat at nighttime sketching whatever came into my head & these little sketches became starting points for new designs that I loved! This really helped me regain my creative spark & it is something I still do now. I also kept comparing myself to others in the field, which she advised was totally normal but to remember that there is a place for us all! All in all, it was really beneficial to speak to someone like-minded & to someone who has been there at the beginning & come out the other end a success! I still often think back to the call & read the notes I took - such an invaluable business tool! - Natasha Rowarth Recipient of an individual portfolio review Make it in Design Alumni of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder
Thanks to Rachael I have drawn things I didn’t know I was capable of, I have made patterns I never thought I would be able to create & I feel I have truly grown as a person as well as an artist. The portfolio review was the highlight for me, it was the confidence boost that I needed. I know now for certain that I am on the right path. I can’t thank Rachael enough, you have truly changed my life. - Joanne de Pace Make it in Design Alumni of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder
You could not find a better guide into art, business & the world of surface pattern design than Rachael Taylor. Rachael is very encouraging, supportive & truly makes surface pattern design accessible to everyone at every skill level. - Deanne Pace Make it in Design Alumni of Module 2: Creating Your Professional Identity
Rachael has lifted the shroud of mystery that used to surround the surface pattern industry. She has made me believe that it really is possible to earn a living as a surface pattern designer through the various revenue streams available. - Sarah Atkins Make it in Design Alumni of Module 3: Monetising Your Designs
Brilliant! Rachael teaches you everything you need to know to succeed as a surface designer. I feel like I know now exactly what I need to do next, now it is down to me to make it happen! Yes it is daunting, yes it is overwhelming at times, but what else would you expect with learning so much in such a short time, it has taken Rachael years to learn all this & she generously shares all her experience & learnings with us. Amazing! - Amy Wright Make it in Design Alumni of Module 3: Monetising Your Designs
Examples of RachaeLâ€™s licensing & branded ranges
PRICING & AVAILABILITY Rachael will typically have 3 sessions available each month. Each session will be for 1 hour of face-to-face time via Skype or Zoom (you will also recieve bonus support materials after your session): 1 session - £220 2 sessions - £440 (£430* with multiple bookings discount) 3 sessions - £660 (£650* with multiple bookings discount) *Please note the multiple booking discount offer only applies when you buy multiple sessions at the same time in our shop for the same month. The discount cannot be claimed against individual shop purchases for different months & made on different days.
BOOKING INFORMATION Please choose from the monthly options available in the shop (detailed above in pricing & availability). Once you have ordered you will be contacted with a form to fill in regarding your sessions, the topics you would like to cover & the dates Rachael will be available, as well as extra information about your Skype or Zoom session. The team will be in contact within 3 working days of purchase & we ask that the sessions take place within a month of purchase.* *Rachael reserves the right to change & move the dates she is available if there are unforeseen circumstances.
TERMS & CONDITIONS Rachael will guide you as much as she can based on the 13 years of industry experience she has obtained since graduating university. Her wealth of experience, having designed for almost every product area, is widely respected & she has received many glowing recommendations for her teaching. However, there are topics that Rachael will not be able to cover such as technical advice with Adobe software, as this will take up more time than Rachael can responsibly give. The coaching sessions will not be technically based tutorials. Please note that if you are interested in taking an online design e-course, these are offered through our sister site Make it in Design. Any creative coaching booked directly with Rachael will be managed by the Rachael Taylor Studio team. Rachael reserves the right to change & move the dates she is available if there are unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately Rachael will not be able to go over the time booked, as she will have other commitments to adhere to. As Rachael has a very busy schedule & will have other appointments to honour it is essential that you are punctual for your session. If any unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending your appointment then you will need to let us know as much in advance as possible & another date can be arranged. It may be that Rachael or the studio team will do a follow up email with any links, resources or answers that Rachael was unable to provide within your actual session. Although Rachael wishes to help you in any way she can, she cannot responsibly offer any more time to answer further questions outside of the booked sessions.
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Rachael Taylor will be taking bookings for hourly creative Skype or Zoom coaching sessions. Rachael has a true passion for helping others &...
Published on May 18, 2018
Rachael Taylor will be taking bookings for hourly creative Skype or Zoom coaching sessions. Rachael has a true passion for helping others &...