Rachel Bonness // I'm a UK based freelance Graphic Designer and I have recently established a small design studio with my partner Daniel Geoghegan called Southern Heart Studio. Rachel Bonness Design is my personal website that features my portfolio and my blog about all things design.

  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    My partner Dan and I have set up our own design agency called Southern Heart Studio. I now take all new work through the Southern Heart Studio website and I also invoice through there as well. Please take a look at our website and contact us if you’d like us to work on your next design project.
    Southern Heart Studio

  • DESIGN BLOGGER

    I update my blog regularly on anything & everything that goes on in the design industry. From current design trends & upcoming designers, to blog posts that will help you in your creative process. I also throw in a few home & lifestyle musings. My blog posts are very well received and some have reached 4,000+ repins on Pinterest.

  • DIY
    PROJECTS

    My obsession with DIY projects started when I began using Pinterest a few years ago. I was living as a design student but I was wanting to harness my creativity in a low-cost way so this also played a big part in getting involved with DIY schemes. I tag all my DIY posts with the tag ‘DIY’ so take a browse and get your creative juices flowing.

  • ALL THINGS PAPER!

    I love designing for print and this is a passion that started at university whilst studying for my degree. I create bespoke wedding stationery & invitations, personalised birth prints, business cards, postcards, greetings cards and much more! I can print some items from my studio. Take a look at my portfolio for all my paper based projects.

Skills // Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Excellent eye for Typography and Layout, Branding, Logo Design, Design for Social Media, Design for Print, Design for Web, Packaging Design

  • top ten tips for dessert tables wedding infographic vintage bunting hand drawn

    Top Ten Dessert Table Tips Infographic

  • Home Survey Business Branding

    Home Survey Branding

  • Eve Lindemuth Bodeux CV resume infographic design creative original translator french

    Eve Lindemuth Bodeux Infographic Resume / CV

  • Rachel Bonness Graphic Design Hereford Wedding Stationery invite design

    Wedding Stationery Design 1

  • Rachel Bonness Design Hereford Typography Posters

    Typography Quote Posters

  • Rachel Bonness Design Pedal Your Cycle Bookshop Bicycle Ride Poster Design

    Bookshop Bicycle Ride Poster

  • Rachel Bonness Graphic Design Hereford infographic Shortlist's Urban Man Website

    Shortlist’s Infographic Website

  • Rachel Bonness Graphic Design Hereford Save the Date Card

    Save the Date Invite

  • Oh my Words Translation Branding

    Oh my Words! Translation Branding

  • Personalised Boy Clouds Oscar Nursery Birth Print

    Personalised Birth Print 2

  • rachel bonness design hereford top ten unique edible wedding favours infographic bride groom

    Unique Edible Wedding Favours Infographic

  • chalkboard style kitchen art poster typography love the wine you're with

    Chalkboard Style Kitchen Art Poster

  • Rachel Bonness Graphic Design Hereford Intranet Design

    NHS Intranet Design

  • Gretel Translations Branding Logo Business card

    Gretel Translations Branding

  • Boilerworx Responsive Website Design Logo Boiler Gas Torquay Rachel Bonness Hereford Graphic Design

    Boilerworx Branding

  • Rachel Bonness Design Infographic CV Resume Job

    Michael Duquet Infographic CV / Resume

  • Bespoke edding invitation design modern style

    Wedding Stationery Design 2

  • Rachel Bonness Design Love Gemsy Branding

    Love Gemsy Branding

  • Rachel Bonness Design granny's War Book Layout

    Granny’s War Book

  • Diana Tarre Infographic CV Resume Translator

    Diana Tarrè Infographic CV / Resume

  • Eat Cake for Breakfast Typography Poster

    Eat Cake for Breakfast Poster

  • Rachel Bonness Design Cake Packaging Design

    Cake Label Packaging

  • top ten unique cupcake flavours wedding blog infographic design illustration bakery rachel bonness graphic design hereford

    Unique Cupcake Flavours Infographic

  • Illustrative quote poster graphic design typography

    Illustrative Quote Posters

  • Rachel Bonness Design Hereford personalised Birth Print typography framed

    Personalised Birth Print

  • Rachel Bonness design The Kotlich Cook's Scrapbook

    The Kotlich Cook’s Scrapbook

  • Rachel Bonness Hereford Sanchat Challenge Logo Design

    Sanchat Challenge Logo

  • Mandy Penny Business Card by Rachel Bonness Design Hereford

    Business Card Design

  • Rachel Bonness Graphic Design Hereford Instagram Invite Invitation Design Print birthday

    Instagram Invitation

  • Rachel Bonness Graphic Design Hereford Tea Party Baby Shower Invite

    Baby Shower Invitation

  • Rachel Bonness Design Responsive Website Design

    NHS Responsive Website Design

About this Blog // Welcome to my design blog. I want to bring together design projects that inspire me from around the world and also blog about what I get up to as a designer.

  • MY WEEK IN PICTURES (19)

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: My Week in Pictures

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    It’s been 2 months since I moved to The Isle of Wight and it has been great.  There have been a lot of beach visits and the weather has been lovely, so a lot of time in the sunshine sitting in the garden or on a walk as well. My creative CV’s have really picked up recently and I’ve had a lot of orders come in for them. I’ll be doing a special blog post on creative CVs / Resumes soon so look out for that. Continue reading

  • BESPOKE WEDDING STATIONERY DESIGN

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: My Designs

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    I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lovely client this year to create bespoke wedding stationery. The brief was to have it ‘different’ ‘stand out’ and ‘modern’. I do like a brief where I get to be as creative as possible so I found the job really enjoyable … although it can be nerve-wracking sending through the designs. Continue reading

  • LETTERPRESS BUSINESS CARDS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Design Trends

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    I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than a Letterpress Business Card. Printed onto thick, uncoated paper stocks; letterpress business cards offer a unique, tangible and classic feel. Simplicity works really well on letterpress business cards with minimal colours – usually only one or two. The relief that it creates on the stock is perfect for embossing areas of the design. Continue reading

  • INTERVIEW WITH STUDENT CHRISTOPHER O’DOHERTY

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Design Industry

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    I was asked to be interviewed by a current student on a Graphic Design degree course at Worcester University. It was quite a strange feeling to be asked at first, as it really doesn’t seem that long ago that I was a student at University! I’ve been a graduate for 3 years now and so much has changed in myself as a designer and how I approach and undertake work. It’s not easy coming out fresh from a degree and entering the working design world. Continue reading

  • MY WEEK IN PICTURES (18)

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: My Week in Pictures

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    I should be calling this blog series, “my MONTH in pictures” rather than “my week ..” as I never seem to do it weekly! A lot has happened in the world of Rachel Bonness Design in the last few months… I’ve moved to live on the Isle of Wight! Me and my boyfriend have been planning it since the beginning of the year and it’s finally happened and this is my first blog post from the new studio!
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Address // Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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