Rachael Mclean Illustration


I'm Rachael McLean, a freelance children's illustrator living in a lovely coastal town on the east coast of Australia. My designs can be found worldwide on pretty products, wall art, greeting cards, editorials and websites. My work has been featured on popular design blogs such as Print and Pattern, Inside Out and Apartment Therapy, and in printed publications such as Uppercase Magazine.

My drawings spring to life from my trusty Wacom tablet, using a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop. Inspired by bright colours and all things whimsical, my characters and designs are fresh, modern and fun. I draw with clean shapes and bold colours, infused with subtle textures, to create playful designs. If you need illustrations to make people smile, let's collaborate, my style will be perfect for your product or publication. 

I am proudly represented by The Bright Agency. If you'd like to discuss a project, or if you are interested in licensing my designs for your products, contact me for a chat.


U.S. Games Systems Inc, Babiekins Magazine, La La Land, Frankie Magazine, Couch Magazine, Mollie Makes, Adore Yoga, Say Yes to Hoboken, Poppytalk, Minted, Make Magazine, Bespoke Magazine


I've been very lucky to work with these happy clients to bring their wonderful ideas to life...

Contact me today to start our project.

The prints are just lovely! Also, Rachael is very friendly and it was not a problem at all for her to create me a custom size. Would highly recommend her if you want cute prints for your children’s room.
— Josianne Zammit, Custom Illustration
We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the hard work you have put in and time you have made for us. We are immensely grateful and look forward to many more collaborations in the future!
— Ludi Chu, Director, La La Land
I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you for all hard work on the Kid’s Yoga Adventure project. We love the art and the art department especially says thank you for your nice, clean files!
— Jennifer Kaplan, U.S. Games Systems