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 teaching at the illustration department of the Willem de Kooning Academy and community building for Rotterdam illustrators. 

Rachel has worked for the following clients: L.A. Times, TED Talks, Smoda-El País, Refinery 29, de Volkskrant,, Turisme Catalunya, Barcelona Municipality, Food 52, VIVA Magazine, NL Cabinet, American Public Media, and more. 

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