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"I finally found my rhythm when I realized that even the steps backward were part of the dance."

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— Melody Godfred

Racquel René

If you don't know me, nice to meet you! I'm Racquel. I am a Brooklyn, NY based designer and illustrator. With a background in design and entrepreneurship, I've paired my two loves together to build this design studio where I get to work with incredible individuals every day. I breathe life into ideas and businesses through beautiful and thoughtful designs and thrive off of collaborating with creatives who are eager to pursue a life they love.

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My purpose is to be a light to you and your business. Through creativity, honesty, and collaboration, I aspire to be that rock for you. Together we can create something beautiful and impactful that truly feels aligned with your dreams and values... and looks amazing!

Through the good times and the "Wait... WHY am I doing this again??" times, I am here for you. 

I love a good hobby. Painting my nails, playing my ukulele (Duke the Uke), writing, watercoloring, making playlists, and gardening on my fire escape are a few of my favorite pastimes.

I'm in a book club! We meet monthly to discuss the latest read over wine + cheese boards (a must).

I'm learning French. I have a dream of living in France some day, and I refuse to make that move before knowing the language.

Inspiration is everywhere. As a designer, it is easy to get caught up in the infinite world of Instagram feeds. And don't get me wrong, I loooove a good Pinterest board. But I've made it my goal to seek inspiration elsewhere. Living in NYC, I have the privilege to walk out my door and spot a cool outfit, an interesting store sign, or typography from a newsstand. Between my travels and the simplest surroundings in everyday life, I take it all in to inspire creative design solutions that feel authentically unique.

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let's play a little game:

3 years

6 years

how long have I been a brand and website designer?

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While I officially started my business in 2019, I have been designing brands and websites long before then. Some of my earliest clients included local restaurants and shops, and I've expanded from there!

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6 years

how long have I been a brand and website designer?

Yep!

Nah.

Have i always lived in nyc?

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I am a Midwest girl at heart. I grew up in Ohio, but in 2020 I decided it was time to take advantage of my freedom of working wherever, whenever, and become a Brooklynite! And I haven't looked back.

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Have i always lived in nyc?

Nah.

Yes!

Nope!

Did i go to school for design?

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I got my BFA from Miami University of Ohio, where I studied graphic design and entrepreneurship. I also continue to expand my design skills and business knowledge through courses, coaching + mentorship, books, and practice practice practice!

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Did i go to school for design?

Yes!

Fancy din!

Picnic please.

5 star restaurant or picnic?

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I will (almost) always take a picnic over a fancy dinner. I can't be bothered with knowing which fork to use, I'm too busy soaking up the sun and re-filling my plastic wine cup.

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Picnic please.

5 star restaurant or picnic?

Music

Movies

if you could only choose one for the rest of your life... Music or Movies?

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Okay this is a cruel question!! (Yes, I'm the one that chose it I know). If I HAD to choose, I don't think I could go through life as happily without some good tunes. I also do enjoy making a good playlist. Wanna check some out? Follow me on Spotify!

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Music

if you could only choose one for the rest of your life... Music or Movies?

If you couldn't tell already, I'm a believer in living a life you love. Now I want to know... what does that look like for you? What are your business aspirations, and how can I help you achieve them?

NOW THAT YOU'VE LEARNED ABOUT ME,

What About

You?

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