15 Nov 2015

New Online Shop

Autumn / Winter News

We have finally moved into new premises and our updated online shop is here, 
the shop can be found on the usual www.rachelgoodchild.com

28 Aug 2015


Designs for Commission and Licensing: www.rachelgoodchilddesigns.com

I am pleased to announce the birth of my sister website Rachel Goodchild Designs, where designs can be commissioned and/or licensed. The Licensing side of the website is password protected, so if you are interested in viewing the Design Library, please email me via info@rachelgoodchild.com

For the past year the online shop has been closed whilst we moved our family into a new home. I also took some further design courses, and I built my new website Rachel Goodchild Designs. Since 2005 I have been selling (24/7) from my online shop, but over the years it was becoming clear that I needed to separate the commission and licensing side of my work from the online shop. Whilst the online shop was open, there was never the time to start anything new. So I am happy to be starting the new academic year 2015 with the launch of my new website and I am now on the hunt for a new storage location for my stock! There are some exciting changes a foot!

Samples below of some old and new designs in the process...

The Online Shop soon to be reopened (with changes) www.rachelgoodchild.com

18 Jun 2015


One of my ongoing design projects is for a Bristol based orchestra 
 who perform three Bristol concerts a year.  
I design all the concert promotional material for the orchestra. 
This particular concert will be held at St George’s Bristol for an all-French programme, 
sponsored by Bristol company, Tickbox Marketing

A stunning programme of music from French composers 

BIZET: L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique

Russian Pianist Pavel Timofejevsky will be the soloist 
will be performing Ravel’s stunning Piano Concerto in G 

The Concert:  St Georges, Bristol on Saturday 20th June 2015. 
For more details and to buy tickets, please click HERE.



The brief was simply French. 
I choose to use the colours of the French flag combined with art, which led me to paint.

3 Jun 2015

The Art of Online Marketing - June 2015 Workshop

'The Art of Online Marketing'

 a one day intensive workshop

DATE:    Thursday 11th June 2015 

TIME:     10am - 5pm Beverages and lunch included

VENUE:  No.4 Clifton Village, The Rodney Hotel, 4 Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4HY
               Held in the Admiral Room

This workshop has been created for small businesses, sole traders, restaurants, cafés, hotels, retail shops, and people offering some kind of service. If you are needing to promote a service, product, place, venue, events, skill, etc. this will be invaluable for you. 
The day will include:
  • Understanding how marketing works for you and your business
  • Using online marketing to generate traffic to your website 
  • Developing brand consistency 
  • Discovering your market and what its interests are
  • Discussing the importance of creating good content
  • Accessing and interpreting your online statistics
  • Taking a user journey of your online presence
  • Understanding social media and using it efficiently and effectively
  • Creating an action plan for you and your business

You will come away with a much clearer picture of what you need to do to market your business online. A plan of action will be given out at the end of the day.

* There is a 10% reduction for two people booking together (one invoice): eg. two people from one company or two friends in separate businesses.

Places are limited

Click HERE to book a place

No.4 Clifton Village - the venue

For directions, click on the Google map link: HERE

12 May 2015


If you're attending the Surtex Show in New York (May 17, 18, 19 2015), please stop by to say hello to the team from Surface Pattern Design Guild: Sonja SnavelySony PurbaOdessa BegayRose KausekKim Cooper, and Miriam Dym. They'll be in booth #752

Surface Pattern Design Guild is a community of professionals in the textile, surface, and pattern design industry based in San FranciscoCalifornia. They are a 100% volunteer run, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support their members by connecting them with networking opportunities, business resources, and continuing education, as well as offer them invaluable exposure.

The Guild is open to designers, illustrators, artists, and students within the industry. The majority of their members provide commercial design services, often intended for large scale production, for a variety of markets including apparel, home furnishing, home fashion and tabletop, quilting and crafts, paper products, and even electronics. 

"We here at the Surface Pattern Design Guild are very excited to be hosting a booth for the second year at the Surtex Show in New York City on May 17-19th. Our goal for the show is to showcase our members work, find new members to add to our supportive community, open networking opportunities for our members, introduce art directors to our online member portfolios, and find interesting speakers for our monthly meetings that will bring learning opportunities to our members. We received some fabulous work this year from our members which we'll be showcasing on our booth walls at the show" (see some samples below).
—Jill Turney 
SPDG steering committee founding member

(17th, 18th, 19th May 2015)
Booth #752

Amy Peppler Adams

Jill Turney

Sonja Snavely

Charlotte Gaisford

Ronnie Oliver

Andi Butler

Christine Heinicke

Pamela Farmer

Jennifer Holbrook

Sarah York

Rachel Goodchild

Joanne Paynter

Amido Rapkin

Amy Peppler Adams

Rachel Goodchild

Kali Kurtz

Jessie Ozone

Renée Ciufo

Odessa Begay

Dayse Gagne

Charlotte Gaisford

Jennifer Thayer

Ura Jones

Sony Purba

Sony Purba


Kiera Lofgreen

Joni Barriere

Izabella Waszkielewicz

Kim Cooper

Varpu Kronholm

Lisa Wolff

Amido Rapkin

Wendy Lin

Sam Osborne

Our guild was created out of a desire of a few fellow textile design students to learn more about the industry and business of surface pattern design that wasn't taught in school. We started with a few meetings in the living room of one of our founding members. The speakers were illustrators that I had worked with in my day job as an art director. They were artists who had built up their own businesses as surface pattern designers. Soon word spread through the textile school we attended that these meetings were happening and our meetings became quite well attended, more so than our original living room could handle! Luckily we were able to find a local hall we were able to rent out on a monthly basis. The guild membership kept growing and our desire to reach out to an even larger group led us to create a website. Then came an archive of our meeting notes and tutorials, a chat forum, a place on our website for our members to promote their work, an informative blog and a great resource page of helpful industry links and lots more engaging speakers. All of this was organized by a small group of 5 women who donated their time and special skills to make it happen. And now we've got a robust steering committee of 7 women volunteers who are dedicated to continuing this great supportive community of surface pattern designers. We are proud to say that we now have about 100 members worldwide, and growing!

Surface Pattern Design Guild
Blog: surfacepatterndesignguild.org/spdg-blog  
Twitter: @SPDGuild
Facebook: facebook.com/surfacepatterndesignguild

Sarah Schwartz

Ruby Geisler

Claire Murray

Carol Van Zandt

Kevin Harris

Sarah Schwartz


(17th, 18th, 19th May 2015)
Booth #752