Rachel specialises in hand crafted 2D animation and illustration work and currently is working towards creating a series of children's picture books based from her printmaking work. She studied visual communication at the Edinburgh College of Art specialising in Animation. Since her graduation in 1999 she went on to work for several years at the animation company Red Kite Productions where she assisted on a number of award winning short 2D animation films. She went on to direct her own film short film ‘LunarJig’ there in 2001 which was funded by Channel Four, the Scottish Arts Council and the National Lottery Arts fund. Her film ‘LunarJig’ then went on to tour various film festivals picking up an award at the Moondance International Festival in 2002 as well as been screened on Channel Four. She then began tutoring at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2002, and has also worked as a visiting lecturer to Duncan of Jordanstone working with the animation course there, as well as leading on the first year ‘Media, Arts and Imaging’ course during 2007 and 2009.