The Design Boat is a visual communications company which specialises in branding and strategic marketing materials.

I'm Rachel, founder of The Design Boat. As an independent graphic designer specialising in branding, I combine strategic thought led creativity with visual design, to help you to communicate effectively with your audience.

At The Design Boat I work with small to medium size businesses and start ups. So I am as passionate about seeing you succeed as you are.

I have worked with businesses across a range of industries from dairy farms to charities to event planning. I spend time getting to know your business inside and out to produce the best visual communications to take your business to the next level. I am passionate about helping businesses to succeed. I have over 13 years experience in the industry, founding The Design Boat in early 2011. I am keen to help my clients achieve visual excellence and see a return on their brand investment. By combining strategy with visual design, this empowers you, my client to achieve your goals.

If you are interested in the types of people I work with check out this post here.


I choose the name The Design Boat because it symbolises the way we work together. Just as a crew on a boat all pull together to reach their destination, in the same way I work with my clients to achieve an agreed outcome. This is a journey, on board, together for building better brands.