About The Artist

Rachel Alexis Zimmerman

A multidisciplinary artist and designer, grew up in both New Jersey and Arizona. Developing as a person and as an artist in these two vastly different parts of the country gave them a unique perspective on life, landscape and culture.

Rachel's experiences have influenced her work and choices as an artist and storyteller. They have earned two degrees and over 15 years of professional experience in Theatre Lighting & Scenic Design. Rachel’s fascination with light started at an early age, whether it was morning light sliding through blinds or a speckled canopy of trees, light played a major role within memory and understanding of the world around them.

Check out Rachel's Portfolio

Artist’s Statement:

"Originally from New Jersey, I grew up both in the Garden State, as well as the the desert landscape of Arizona. Experiencing my developmental years on both sides of the country helped shape my perspective and guide me on my winding journey. I have lived all over the country, including Las Vegas, Seattle, New York. Today I live in of Portland, Oregon with my incredible wife, Rui. 

In my own estimation of the artwork I produce, my artistic process originates on my hikes and in my dreams. My hikes reveal the magic of the world around me and strengthens my connection to light and earth.  My dreams, a mix of surrealistic possibility and nightmarish fantasy, give me an insight to myself and ideas I somehow withhold from my own mind while awake. 

My artwork represents the intersection of my passions for nature and culture, and my dedication to activism for social change and equality through image storytelling. Since the pandemic started, I set a goal and stuck to it; to make e a new artwork every single day. I post my new content on my instagram daily and continue to challenge and expand myself as an artist through the creative projects with my clients."


Current Projects

Activity Book Illustration design | July 2021 - Present

Currently Illustrating a fantasy Activity Book for adults, with fairies, dragons, magic, and more. Collaborating on this with two other women and focusing on self-care and personal connection. 

Past Work

Website Design & Operations | June 2021 - Present

Created, Designed, Coded, and Manage an online Art Studio with my art prints and eco-friendly products I design. I also create bi-weekly newsletters and blog stories. Part of the proceeds to some of my work go to non-profits and conservation efforts. I also manage all social media including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Logo Design | 2020 - 2023

Wu Wei on the Table: Theatre Production 

The Desert’s Edge: Weddings & Events

The WOJ Broker Logo: Insurance Services

Theatre Think: Professional Tools

M3lody M00n: Band logo 

Hot Snacks: TV Series

Mourning Murders: Podcast 

Paula’s Cookies and Beer: Restaurant

RAZ Design Studio: Retail & Design Website

Portrait Illustrations | March 2020 - 2023

Created over 30 portraits for individuals, couples, and pets over the last three years. 

Poster Design | March 2020 - 2022

M3lody M00n: Concert Poster (15+ posters) 

Tijuana Picnic: NYC Restaurant (20+ posters)

Hot Snacks: TV Series

The Thing in the Woods: Short Film

Animation Design | June 2021

Hot Snacks TV Series. I designed the logo and created an animated logo for the TV series. I also did short animations between scenes and animated the credits. 

Wedding Graphic Design | May 2021

Monogram design, grow note card design, gift box design including custom magnets

Tattoo design | June 2021 - Present

Custom tattoo design for musical note, crawfish, and squid tattoo