Photo by Studio Geis 

Rachel is deeply curious about people: why do they do what they do, and how do they behave in specific situations? She works her observations and insights into her illustrations, often with affectionate humour to engage with her audience.  

After four years spent gaining experience at graphic design studios in her native Barcelona, Rachel moved to The Netherlands in 2008 to start her own practice.  Editorial illustration is now the core of her client work,  which she combines working with ceramics and teaching at the illustration department of the Willem de Kooning Academy.

In 2014 Rachel started an ongoing personal project with ceramics. Since then she has moved to a bigger space in the historical quarter of Rotterdam, where she combines her illustration work with her ceramic business

For five years, she has been part of the organization team of the yearly zine festival held at WORM (Rotterdam), called Zine Camp where the main focus is to make zines together, but more importantly to socialise, collaborate and make friends.

Rachel has worked for the following clients: L.A. Times, TED Talks, Smoda-El País, Refinery 29, de Volkskrant,, Turisme Catalunya, Food 52, VIVA Magazine amongst others. 

Do you have a challenge that fits Rachel’s skills?  Then she would love to hear from you!  Write to info(at)

Voorhaven 57
3025HD Rotterdam
Telephone number
+31 (0) 644 168 938

© Rachel Sender, 2020 — Rotterdam, the Netherlands