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Published on December 4th, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour


Drawn to our attention

It never ceases to amaze us what talent bubbles along in the pub world. We’ve got poets and playwrights and singers and panto performers to name but a tiny few.

The most recent highly creative character to come to our attention is Rachel Taylor (pictured right) marketing manager at the Sir John Fitzgerald group. When we enquired about a poster she had designed for The Bodega pub’s regular quiz night – which she designed – she sent us a little bit of career background, then quite modestly offered to show us some of her illustrations. And as we say, what an amazing talent!

Rachel graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in graphic design and marketing.

She says: “I started with the Sir John Fitzgerald group in 2015, part-time at first doing bits and bobs of marketing and design work. The Bodega quiz poster was one of the first things I did – it was a labour of love and has received loads of comments since. Then I got the job full-time and have less time to do illustration work.

“I do all of the marketing for SJF these days, however I have to admit that nothing has been quite so labour-intensive as that one.

“I’ve always been the independent sort, I’ve illustrated T-shirts and drawn pubs, but when you’re doing it for yourself and don’t have a real deadline, they can take a long time.”

Well worth the wait, we’d say.

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