Hi, I’m Rae, a freelance graphic design and communications specialist with over 20 years experience, located in Sydney. I am skilled in print and web design, website content management, corporate identity and branding, marketing campaigns, corporate communications and event and trade exhibition design and coordination.
I am available for a wide variety of creative projects remotely or onsite. Please email me for a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been working in the communications area longer than I care to admit, after I fell into desktop publishing after finishing my undergraduate degree in the mid 1990s. Desktop publishing seemed like a bit of a strange turn for me, considering I had never done anything like it before.
Luckily for me, I found I love graphic design, and since those early days I’ve worked in a wide variety of industries, from legal and trade publishing, academic organisations, magazines and state government. I also worked in London for a few months as a copywriter on a daily newspaper, before heading off on the traditional Australian rite of passage – backpacking through Europe.
On my return to Sydney, I was employed for several rewarding years as Publication Editor for Money Magazine, managing the production and pre-press process, as well as designing page layouts and writing my own monthly column on environmental ways to save money.
From there I moved to the government sector, working in graphic design and corporate communication roles within the NSW Department of Health. I provided communications support for NSW Department of Education’s change management program, using a variety of online, print and multimedia channels. The public sector offers challenges that are different to the private sector, and I find working in these roles rewarding and interesting. Most recently I have worked remotely for as a marketing communications officer for James Cook University in Cairns, providing website, graphic design and campaign/advertising support.
I have a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in English from University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Integrated Communication from University of Technology, where I am currently completing my Master in Communication.
Welcome to my portfolio, I hope you enjoy browsing it as much as I have had creating it.
“Rae has flair and creativity as well as professionalism and care. This was evident throughout the consultation process and right through to publication. There is no doubt that her designer know-how is the perfect tool for businesses.”