Rachel Heather Lee is a surface pattern designer and illustrator who creates beautiful artwork for consumer products.
With over 15 years of experience freelancing and working as an in-house designer, Rachel has a keen eye for trends. Her designs for baby and children’s products can be found around the world in stores such as Nordstrom, Target, TJ Maxx – as well as upscale boutiques.
Rachel’s whimsical, hand drawn style exudes joy with vibrant colors and textures. She loves creating beautiful things for people to use – art with a practical purpose. Her artwork features themes drawn from nature, fantasy, and popular culture.
“I create art everyday.” Rachel says. “I grew up in a very rural area, with no electricity or running water. This allowed me to nurture my creativity and form a lifelong habit of making art. I’m always reinterpreting what I see and experience into my work.”
Rachel creates artwork both traditionally and digitally. Her favorite mediums are watercolor, gouache, pencil, ink, and marker. She’s also a tech lover. “I love learning new software programs. I’ve used just about every drawing program out there – raster and vector. My iPad Pro has changed the way I design – it’s an amazing tool.”
Rachel lives with her family and her Pomeranian, Sammy, in a small town in Colorado. When she’s not creating art, you can find her sewing, taking long walks in the wilderness, or playing with makeup.