Rachel Martin Design is a sustainable and socially responsible design studio that works with conscious businesses who are committed to social value and want to create a better world. We are devoted to high quality sustainable design, focusing on branding, packaging, print and web, to innovatively solve problems and create meaningful change.
Our sustainability expertise, commitment to social impact and honest intuition drive us to create effective and stunning design that inspires positive change to shape our world and culture for the greater good. We welcome you to take a look at our work, and if you have a socially conscious business looking for a design partner, please contact us!
We love working with sustainable, natural, fair trade, organic and socially conscious brands from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies. If you have a product or service that enhances people’s lives for the greater good, we want to help you succeed. Our high quality sustainable design work will ensure that your brand is consistent, pointed in the right direction and stands out in the world.
Social Content & Strategy
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING DESIGN
Brand & Package Consulting
Natural Food & Beverage Packaging
Sustainable Packaging & Certifications
BRANDING & LOGO DESIGN
Guidelines & Standards
Environments & Spaces
Retail & Point of Sale
Signage & Mural Design
ILLUSTRATION & LETTERING
Website Design & Development
Rachel Martin Design is an independently run studio led by its founder, Rachel Martin, and operates as a creative collaborative. This means we unite our network of expert partners including designers, brand strategists, web developers, writers, photographers and more to create just the right customized fit to best suit each client’s needs.
By operating this way, we stay nimble, innovative and fresh. We’ve learned through extensive experience that these creative collaborations inspire high-level design thinking, foster a cross-pollination of disciplines and ultimately create truly effective and powerful design solutions.
FOUNDER & DESIGN DIRECTOR
Rachel Martin, named one of the “Most Talented and Influential Creatives Working Today” by HOW Magazine, is a design director and designer with nearly 20 years of professional design experience. As an avid do-gooder and advocate for sustainability, Rachel collaborates with socially conscious leaders on a national level in design, marketing, packaging, product innovation and more. She believes designers have the power to lead the way in communicating the importance of positive social and environmentally responsible messages and implements these values into her projects, the studio, and everyday life.
Prior to relocating to Charlotte, Rachel was a senior designer and project manager in NYC for Louis Dreyfus, an international group of diversified businesses, that is one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Rachel began her career in advertising at BBDO Worldwide where she designed campaigns with Bayer, Campbell’s, FedEx, PepsiCo, and Visa. Her work has been recognized in several publications and awards from AIGA, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Creativity, GOOD, Graphic Design USA, Graphis, HOW and PRINT Magazine.
Rachel is the former AIGA National Director of The Living Principles for Design and served over 10 years on AIGA Charlotte’s executive board. She has also been a member of Design Can Change, DESIGN 21: Social Design Network, Ladies of Letterpress, Re-nourish, U.S. Green Building Council and AIGA, the professional association for design, where she helped launch AIGA’s sustainability and “Design for Good” initiatives across the nation. In addition to running the studio, Rachel is an active Piedmont Culinary Guild Tastemaker and works on promoting and educating the importance of sustainable agriculture and connecting local food systems.
Exceptional design isn’t created alone that’s why we’ve been collaborating and partnering with talented folks since our founding in 2000. Our clients not only keep us afloat but are long-term friends, colleagues and creative thinkers that drive our passion for sustainable and socially responsible design. Below is a list of some of the great sustainable brands and clients we get to work with.
Charlotte Center City Partners
Charlotte Food Innovation District
Charlotte Green Alliance
City of Charlotte
Eight + Sand Kitchen
Foundation for the Carolinas
Four Seasons Hotel
Free Range Brewing
Gibson Mill & Gibson Mill Market
Good Karma Ranch
Green Drinks Charlotte
Harper’s Restaurant Group
Hoffner Organic Farms
Inizio Pizza Napoletana
Know Your Farms
Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
Milk Glass Pie
Muddy River Distillery
National Academy of Environmental Design
The National Building Museum
Nena’s Meats & Provisions
New Belgium Brewing
Old North Shrub
Partners for Parks
Piedmont Culinary Guild
Pure Intentions Coffee
Queen City Forward
Social Innovators Collective
The Chef’s Farmer
University City Partners
HOW: 100 The Most Talented and Influential Creatives Working Today
Graphic Design USA: Responsible Designers To Watch
Charlotte Agenda: Top 31 Designers in Charlotte
#WeLoveCLT: Have you met Rachel Martin?
Charlotte Magazine: Keeping It Simple With Designer Rachel Martin
Creative Loafing: Sustainable Style: Rachel Martin
Creative Loafing: Rachel Martin Makes Edible Art
Graphic Design USA: A Culture of Green
Charlotte Lately: Eating Local With Rachel Martin Design
HOW: Creating Your Own Niche
HOW: Graphic Design for Good: The Dos & Don’ts of Pro Bono Design
Charlotte Business Journal: People on the Move: Rachel Martin
AIGA Spotlight 2017
AIGA Spotlight 2012
Core 77: Defining the Future of Design
Video: We are One AIGA