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Rachel Richards

Background, Due Diligence and Workplace Investigator and Trainer | Website:


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


Freelance Designer

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.
Aug 2007Oct 2014

Freelance Designer

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

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

Yaquina Wavelength
I created the company logo and associated logo projects. I also created several graphics and completed design projects for the website.
Aug 20052011

Creative Services Director

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


A full design portfolio can bee seen at                                                                                    A full chalk portfolio can be seen at


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

University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Bachelor's of Science in Psychology

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