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Rachael Sommerville

Freelance Drawer & Book Illustrator

Location:United Kingdom
2 Skills
I am looking for Full Time creative opportunities, freelance work and commissions or collaborations. My fields of interest and study are illustration, book and publication design, graphic design, typography, pattern and textiles. I have acquired excellent practical and theoretical design skills. I have very good time management and have never missed a deadline.


Edinburgh Napier University 2013-2014
MA Design (Graphics)

Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh) 2008-2012
BA Hons Visual Communication (Illustration) 1st Class

Linlithgow Academy 2002-2008
Advanced Higher Art (A), Higher: Art (A), English (A), French (A), Graphic Communication (A), Mathematics (B), GCSE Photography (A)

Exhibitions & Achievements

MA Degree Show, Edinburgh Napier University (2014)
Design for Edinburgh Fringe show posters (2014)
Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art (2012)
Best of Year award, D&AD Student Awards (2012)
Wild at Heart and Weird on Top, Filmhouse Edinburgh (2012)
Little White Lies Cover Exhibition, 71a Gallery, TCO London (2012)
Telling Stories, Doubtfire Gallery (2012)
Film Poster Exhibition, Filmhouse Edinburgh (2011)
Illustrated and printed merchandise sold in Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh Printmakers Shop


Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
Moving image and motion graphics skills: Stop motion and Adobe After Effects
Digital Photography
Drawing, painting
Proficient in traditional print skills: Screen-printing, letterpress, dry-point etching
Bookbinding and paper craft
Basic film editing skills (Adobe Premier Pro)
Basic French

Sales Associate PT
June 2014- current

Hackett London
Supervisor/ Visual Merchandiser
April 2013- May 2014
Having worked for 6 months as a FT supervisor I then worked as a PT visual merchandiser and sales assistant. I was responsible for retail operations, team leadership, visual merchandising; mannequins, displays and windows.

Jack Wills
Graduate Management Training Scheme
October 2012- March 2013
I was one of only ten successful applicants chosen to take part in this graduate programme. Based in stores and in the company’s Head Office, I completed training courses in Finance, IT, HR, Health & Safety, Loss Prevention, Visual Merchandising, Training and Development and Supply.

Aubin & Wills
Assistant Manager (previously supervisor)
November 2011- January 2013
Having completed 8 weeks of a six month management training scheme, I went into an assistant manager role in Aubin & Wills Edinburgh. I was responsible for visual merchandising, leading a team, retail operations, HR and admin. We greatly exceeded our sales targets and achieved a large bonus. Aubin & Wills

Balmoral Hotel
Hadrian’s Brasserie, Front Desk Hostess
May 2010- September 2011
In the brasserie of this 5 star hotel, my job was to greet guests, organise reservations and table plans, and oversee service.

John Lewis Plc.
Menswear Sales Partner
October 2007- July 2011
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration