Creativity is Life.
Rachel Alvia is a highly talented designer with a range of skill in several areas. Overall her strength is in imagining a product or design and then using her technical skills to create the files and documents necessary to have the product produced. She has a 3-D brain, and a deep understanding and imagination for bringing a three dimensional product to life. Her specialties include fashion and sewn goods, 3-D structures made of foam and other flat materials , die struck and cast metals , and soft rubber. She also has an extensive skill set in illustration, graphic design, and fine art.
She was born into a highly creative family. Her mother, a highly talented watercolor and colored pencil artist, ran two different creative businesses while Rachel was young. Rachel grew up watching her create beautiful cakes, and amazing jewelry. Her father, a custom home builder, is incredibly talented in home design and woodworking. Rachel learned a great deal about entrepreneurship and creative businesses from her Mother and father. She also has an older sister who is an amazing ceramicist that holds her BA in Fine Arts.
Rachel was educated at The Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago, and holds her BA in Fashion Design. Upon graduating she worked as a product designer for doll clothing and craft kits for children and adults. She also worked as a designer of metal, soft rubber and sewn products for a promotional products and jewelry company. She has also created companies that she co-owns with her husband that specialize in custom wedding gowns and formal dresses. She is the lead designer and creative director for all of their business ventures. Rachel has been a freelance designer since 2011, and takes a wide variety of projects from corporate and private clients.
In her free time she enjoys mountain biking, puzzles, podcasts, Star Trek, and spending time with her husband, family and seven nieces and nephews.