My Work

a bit about me

Hey there! I'm Rachel VanAken, and I'm an Experience Designer from West Michigan. According to my design friends, I'm a great leader, I like to challenge people's ideas, and I'm quite the talker. To be honest, talking is my favorite part of design. From selling my ideas to just brainstorming with a friend, I'll talk design all day. Apart from that, I'm a strategic thinker and I've been told I'm a very well-rounded designer.

You've probably checked out some of my work by now. If you're interested in seeing my page layout skills, click here to see my printed portfolio spreads!

Some of my other interests/guilty pleasures include watching makeup videos for hours, drinking copious amounts of coffee (or McDonald's Diet Coke) and eating breakfast food for every meal of the day. If any of what I've mentioned sounds the least bit interesting to you, shoot me an email, I'd love to meet you!