Rachael 'Rat' Simpson

Rachael 'Rat' Simpson Studio Manager, Smash Enterprises, Melbourne
Bachelor of Visual Communication 2003 Bachelor of Visual Communication (honours) 2004

I’m lucky, I’m one of those people that LOVE their job. I go to work most days and draw! Today a skull, tomorrow a butterfly, the next day who knows. My illustrations end up on all sorts of products sold by Smash around the world.

Before I studied at Monash, I never saw myself as an ‘illustrator’ – I thought I was a designer through and through. But in the course, I got to try anything and everything. It gave me a taste for a different areas and a platform to nurture my design and illustration hand in hand.