Posts By: Rachael Taylor

Rachael Taylor

Rachael Taylor

Rachael Taylor

Cinque Terre Design Work Trip

During the Winter I’ve been feeling somewhat unmotivated & uninspired so I acted on impulse & booked flights to Cinque Terre, Italy – you only live once right! I’m going to be sat sketching & writing & I’ll be in designer & colour heaven. What a great way to celebrate 10 years since deciding to leave my […]

Reloved Upholstery Footstool Course

This year I’ve really been trying to expand on my skills so I decided to sign up for the Reloved Upholstery footstool course in Manchester! I had my popular ‘Organic Origin’ design printed onto luxurious velvet with Fashion Formula, which I tool with me to use on the footstool. The first day was a really […]

Where Women Create 10-page Feature & Cover!

“The print-and-pattern-infused creative spaces of designer Rachael Taylor.” Yes you read that right! I recently received a very generous 10-page feature in the amazing US magazine Where Women Create! I’ve known since late last year that I was lucky enough to get a lovely feature within the magazine, but I had no clue I’d been […]

Feeling Grateful

This is my totally cheesy happy face but I’m feeling very grateful right now for all of the opportunities that I receive through both my design studio & sister company Make it in Design. I do work my socks off for things but equally I’m very lucky that the hard work has paid off & […]

Designing From Nature

I love designing from nature & I’ve been lucky enough to see a range of my floral prints decorate a number of products from giftware to interiors & everything in between. I’ve been hired for various commissions over the years along with licensing my designs globally & numerous brand collaborations. If you want to learn […]

Amazing Spaces – Shed of the Year 2018

I recently announced that I submitted my outdoor studio for Shed of The Year 2018, a programme which is shown on the UK’s Channel 4 & is produced by the same people behind Amazing Spaces with George Clarke. You can now see my submission on the Shed of The Year website, any comments on the site would […]

Drawing & Designing Florals

It’s been over 12 years since I graduated from University & I’ve been lucky enough to have designed florals for almost every area in the marketplace. It’s really rewarding to see my prints & patterns on physical products. I’ve always created designs using a variety of subject matter from geometric & abstract to typography etc., […]

Doodle Therapy

I think a bit of doodle therapy can be so important for creatives so today I wanted to share a little idea that I always encourage my students on the Make it in Design courses to do. Grab a large sheet of paper or card & stick it to the wall… then just draw & doodle away for […]

Passion For Pattern

I always find it hard to explain what it is that I do as a job to people who are new to my work. First & foremost I’m a Print & Pattern Designer, however I’ve been called an Illustrator for the various commissions I’ve worked on, an Author because of my books (although they are […]

Planning & Dreams Coming True

Recently I’ve had a few days of planning & dreaming, (this image was captured on a recent fancy photoshoot, I’m really in my pjs with scruffy hair!) I’ve been working on lots of things behind the scenes recently, things that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time! So… one of these dreams is that my little […]