• Denver CO
Rachel Richards

Rachel Richards


I am looking to work with an organization that values creativity and creates an environment to thrive in. While I do not come from a traditional art and design background, I do have a lot of experience in both fine art and graphic design. My work history includes my work as an investigator, which is a challenging career choice. I learned how to move through the hard process of incorporating creativity into my job, which helped me to be a successful investigator. I am ready to take those lessons and show them to the design community.

Work experience

Work experience

Freelance Designer

2013 - 2015
United Way of Benton and Lincoln County
I have assisted United Way with multiple design projects, including their annual "Fill the Bus" campaign, as well as design work related to the annual "Day of Caring." Additional work includes internal communications as well as public mailers.

Freelance Designer

Aug 2007 - Oct 2014
While my primary duties included conducting workplace investigations, I also played a significant role in creating artistic projects. Specifically, I was responsible for the client recognition program drawing client logos. I also assisted with the "welcome" chalkboard, creating beautiful and inviting designs for clients, employees, and special events.

Freelance Designer

Hudson Fire Department
I worked with the Fire Department to design a new logo and patch for use on uniforms, official communications, and their website.

Freelance Designer

Small Steps Pediatric Therapy
Logo design

Freelance Designer

2012 - 2014
Free Speech Radio News
I participated in the submission of a logo. While my design was not selected, I continued to assist them with graphic design related to their website. I further assisted with public and campaign mailers.

Freelance Designer

2009 - 2013
Yaquina Wavelength
I created the company logo and associated logo projects. I also created several graphics and completed design projects for the website.

Creative Services Director

Aug 2005 - 2011
Brenalan Farm




3 years - traditional chalk art, marker chalk, pastel chalk


24 years - pencil, color pencil, charcoal, ink, illustration marker


17 years - watercolor, acrylic, oil


15 years - molding, ceramics, carving


15 years - aluminum casting, jewelery


17 years - collage, paper cutting, design


17 years - oil pastel, chalk pastel



Denver Chalk Art Festival - 2015 (juried)
Intersect|360 - 2015 Yay 101: The Art of Creativity
Convercent, Inc - 2012 - 2014
Cairde Wellness - 2011



Master's of Arts in Forensic Psychology

2005 - 2007
University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Bachelor's of Science in Psychology

2003 - 2005
University of Idaho
In addition to my major field of study, I minored in all required classes necessary for an emphasis in fine art.