The free-spirited quality of Rachael Taylor’s designs has attracted clients from all over the world, including M&S, Graham and Brown and Paperchase.
Her patterns also feature on her own range of products, which boasts everything from tea towels and mugs to lampshades and bags.
After graduating in Textile and Fashion Design, Leeds-based Rachael worked as a print technician for a fabric company and was a designer at Hallmark Cards before going freelance and catching the eye of talent spotters.
Her work now features in over 40 books, including Print and Pattern by Bowie Style, and she is now celebrating the publication of her own book.
20 Ways to Draw a Doodle is published by Quarry Books and is an inspirational drawing resource and sketchbook. It shows Rachael’s clever doodles with space for you to copy or create your own.
Rachael has used social networking sites like Twitter to raise her profile and showcase her colourful graphic designs to great effect. She was once named the happiest person on Twitter and it was her tweets that brought her Stateside success. “A company in California started following me on Twitter and got in touch and asked if I wanted to design some lamps for them,” she says.
She signed a licensing agreement with Seascape Lamps to design a Rachael Taylor collection, which is a best seller.
Quirky hand-drawn line work is her signature style and she showcases colours and patterns that are spontaneous. Rachael loves to draw with her right and left hand, and sometimes with her eyes closed.
20 Ways to Draw a Doodle is published by Quarry Book, £12.99