Rachel is a joy to work with and works so quickly that it’s difficult to keep up with her. However, she is also extremely fastidious and her attention to multiple details on a job as complicated as The Chap is astounding. Rachel can easily be left alone with the complex and varied production schedule of an entire issue of The Chap, from scratch, with complete confidence, allowing the rest of the team to concentrate on their own part of the job, with the end result of a beautifully designed magazine completely ready to be printed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel to work on any design project from a magazine to a retail web site.
Director/Editor, The Chap Magazine
Rachel is conscientious, accurate and amiable, very much a team player, enthusiastic and eager to help whatever the project. She is a pleasure to have in the studio and also makes a great cup of tea. I’d thoroughly recommend Rachel at any design agency, she’s a star.
Creative Director, Wild Dog Design
Working with Rachel on this book felt like a partnership from the word go. The book is a journal of my grandson’s first five years, and Rachel’s input to it was transformational. I was delighted – thrilled, in fact – to see Rachel’s initial designs. She chose a ‘scrapbook’ look-and-feel, with lively, varying layouts of images and text, and I could see straight away that this would engage and reward the reader and was definitely the right direction to go in.
The book came together seamlessly from my point of view. It was exciting and satisfying to see the pages brought to vivid life. We had a couple of passes of minor text and image changes, and the job was done. Rachel handled all the arrangements with the printer, which suited me perfectly, and brought the job in on budget, and at a competitive and very reasonable price. I believe that the enthusiasm Rachel brought to this project along with her talent and experience made a huge difference to the quality of the result. It also made working with Rachel a pleasure.
The book was produced for my family and the reaction from them has been one of total delight. I’m grateful to Rachel for all her input to what was for me a labour of love, and I recommend her warmly and wholeheartedly.
I have regularly employed Rachel at my company as a freelance designer for over three years now. She is creative, grasps briefs quickly and works fast and accurately. She delivers work of an extremely high standard whether it’s for creative concepts, design or artwork. She is flexible and fits well into any setup. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Creative Director, TA Design Ltd
This is the easiest review I have ever had to write as Rachels professionalism and artistic skill in developing my website were quite simply amazing. Her ability to capture my ideas so quickly amazed me beyond belief and she made critical suggestions to improve the look and content which gave the website so much more depth. I was extremely particular with my ideas and nothing was a problem for Rachel even when I persistently changed colours and layouts to then change them back to the original! She was such a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend her if you are looking for someone who will go and above and beyond.
Director, Madison Consulting
We have been using Rachel Barker’s services for years; she produces all of our adverts and the annual Abbottonian Magazine and last year she built us a new website. Rachel has a flair for graphic design, always meets the deadlines and is highly conscientious and motivated.
Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School
I found a designer who could create my logo and identity, harnessing its full creative potential within budget and deadline. Rachel has a true understanding of translating it into the appropriate formats – print, packaging and online. From the outset, Rachel’s warm professionalism and acute attention to detail created a brand identity that I am truly proud of for my jewellery & accessories business. I cannot recommend her enough!
Designer, abi-K jewellery & accessories
I’m really pleased with the beautiful website Rachel built for me. She is a joy to work with, with lots of original ideas and practical solutions. The post build service I have received has also been brilliant, with Rachel helping me learn my way round the site and efficiently tweaking bits I need changed along the way!
Designer, Andrea Eserin jewellery & accessories
Rachel has provided my company with her rather unique style of graphic design support for a number of years. Initially creating the company logo and company image to more recently creating our website and contact database for my ladies fashion retail business. She is very creative and is always looking for ways of improving the business image, working very much on her own using her own initiative and personal drive to add value to my company.
Director, Fifteen The Broadway Ltd
It was so unexpected and refreshing to find such a unique designer to support me in developing a complete business identity from scratch. Rachel quickly picked up on my personal style and the key elements of my business, developing a range of logo’s and ideas to promote and take things forward in a very positive and imaginative way. There is no doubt that her great talent has helped enormously in creating an identity which very positively promotes my services and I have lost count of the number of contacts and clients who have made positive comments on how well this fits with me personally.
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