It's me! Raychel with a 'y' and Valint, that's a 'v' (as in vector). I can design with the best of 'em in print, web, and video/ photography!


What's my deal?

I spent my childhood sketching, drawing up drafts for my classroom's field day t-shirt, and directing artistic photo shoots with my sisters. At 12 years old, I taught myself Photoshop 3.0, designed my first website, (dedicated to my and my sister's developing singing career), and penned a 30-page PowerPoint presentation worshipping my favorite boy band (yes, it was Hanson) -- my parents thought I was a computer genius! In highschool, I was enrolled in an elite art academy where I learned digital photography, and was even recognized for excellence in Sports/Photo Journalism. After an intense year of learning the basics of digital photography and helping to create a classroom magazine, I decided to wholeheartedly join this endeavor called Graphic Design. I now have my bachelorr's degree in Graphic Design from Marymount University (Arlington, Virginia). In my 6+ years as a creative professional I have worked in television interface design, print design, retail design, web design, video design, and photoshoot direction and am currently Associate Creative Director at a Boston area Non-profit.

Exchange Student Welcome Pack
Role on project: Asscoaite Creative Director, Designer

A package containing customized information for each exchange student brought into the country. This is a sample of the tshirt and folder, intended for foreign students aged 15-18 living in the US for one academic year.

Client: EF Foundation for Foreign Study

Host an Exchange Student Trifold

Role on project: Associate Creative Director, Photographer, Designer

An informational trifold intended for prospective hostfamilies and schools who are interested in hosting an exchange student. I directed, and shot all photos used in this peice as well.

Client: EF Foundation for Foreign Study

Badger Balm Web Design Concept
Role on project: Web Designer

Design concept for this New Hampshire based company. I wantd to convey a warm, rustic feeling, to inspire shoppers to buy chap stick for their winter lips!

Client: Badger Balm |  Agency:Silvertech, Inc.

Special Olympics of NH Web Design Concept

Role on project: Web Designer

Preliminary design concept, after some tweaks to meet corporate Special Olympic brand standards, the final product can be seen here. Watch a video of my design process on this project (password: raychel).
Client: Special Olympics of NH |  Agency: Silvertech, Inc.

Go Ahead Tours, Various Brochure Covers

Role on project: Designer

In addition to all the print needs for this company, on a montly basis I did photo research to find the best option for this travel catalog.

Client: Go Ahead Tours, an EF Education Company

SourceMate Logo Concept

Role on project: Designer

Logo options for a coding client, the final choice was option 'a'.

Client: SourceMate

Students Helping Honduras (SHH) Logo Concept

Role on project: Designer

A variety of logos I created for SHH, while I had been brought on board to design the SHH  website.

Client: SHH

OPower Infographic

Role on project: Designer

This was a design exercise I completed for an employment opportunity.
Client: OPower

Annandale Highschool 5k Tshirt

Role on project: Designer

I designed this tshirt 3 years in a row for a local highschool,  also worked with the event coordinator and print vendor to  ensure all sponsor logos were in place.

Client: Annandale Highschool 5k


Parties & Promotions (P2) Logo Concept

Role on project: Designer

A range of logo options I created for the owners of a party planning company.

Client: P2

Currently I'm hard at work growing as a creative professional. But when I do find a spare moment between work and freelance projects, I like to chill with my super--cute perma--kitten: Fanny. I also play rugby, soccer , and teach swimming lessons!

Download a PDF of my resume here

Find me.


Boston, MA

Twitter: vivaabscond

Vimeo: vimeo.com/raychel

LinkedIn: raychelvalint

I am currently accepting freelance projects as well as professional prospects! In addition to my always fresh designs, I have a sparkling personality that usually warrants some good stories to share around the dinner table. Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite (curenly, CS 5.5), I love staying current on the latest trends and tricks to deliver the best designs.