Hi, It’s Nice to Meet You!

Here’s a little about me.

I’m here to help female entrepreneurs create a strong online presence. As a graphic and web designer, I can create designs that will save you time and money while yielding successful results. Let’s work together to make your business stand out!

Rachel Simms RGD

Founder, Registered Graphic & Web Designer (RGD)

Only the Best

Dependable & Accountable

As a solo fempreneur, I understand firsthand that it is essential to communicate promptly. Nothing is more frustrating than waiting for a reply and not knowing the next steps. While working with me, I strive to reply to all client communication within 24-48 hours.

I also aim to work with only a few clients at once. This guarantees they are confident in the process, knowledgeable about the next steps and feel my full support during our time together.

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Fun Facts About Me

Certified Registered Graphic Designer

As a certified registered graphic designer with over a decade of experience, I bring a wealth of expertise in branding, project management, and web design to every project. My registration ensures that I adhere to the highest professional standards and ethical practices in the industry, providing you with peace of mind knowing that your project is in capable hands. With a proven track record of creating captivating visuals that resonate with audiences, I strive to bring your brand’s vision to life and make a lasting impact. By choosing a registered graphic designer like me, you can expect a seamless and efficient design process, from concept to completion, that meets your objectives and exceeds your expectations.

Why Hire a RGD

Formal Education & Extensive Experience

With a formal education and extensive experience in the design industry, I’m the perfect fit for your project. I’m not just any designer, I’m a creative problem-solver who loves crafting strategic, research-driven designs. My technical expertise is just as impressive as my creativity. I’m proficient in coding and scripting languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, which allows me to create dynamic and visually appealing websites that function flawlessly. Whether you’re starting from scratch or revamping an existing site, I’m the designer for you. By choosing me, you’ll receive high-quality designs that exceed your expectations and help your brand stand out in the digital landscape.

Code of Conduct

Squarespace Circle Member

As a proud member of Squarespace Circle, I am equipped with exclusive resources, advanced tools, and the latest updates from Squarespace. Being a Circle member is a badge of honour for web designers and developers, and it signifies a deep understanding and expertise in creating outstanding websites on the Squarespace platform. This means I can offer you the best possible service and deliver exceptional results. So, choose me as your Squarespace Circle Member, and let’s build an amazing website together!

Continously Learning

As a graphic and web designer, I always strive to keep up with the latest industry trends and standards. That’s why I’m constantly reading, attending workshops, and taking classes to upgrade my skills and knowledge.

My commitment to continuous learning and professional development ensures that I deliver cutting-edge solutions that are tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for a fresh website design or a new branding strategy, I’ve got you covered with innovative and effective designs that meet the latest design standards and best practices.

So rest assured that by choosing me as your designer, you’ll get access to the latest design strategies and techniques that will help you stand out from the crowd and achieve your goals.

Mentor & Cheerleader

As a design educator, mentor, and business cheerleader, I am passionate about inspiring and empowering individuals to achieve their goals. From budding designers to aspiring entrepreneurs, I take pride in nurturing creativity and fostering growth in every individual I work with. 

My role as a mentor goes beyond just imparting knowledge; it’s about instilling confidence, providing unwavering support, and offering valuable insights that can help you thrive in your creative pursuits. With my expertise and experiences in the design industry, I aim to cultivate a community of driven and passionate individuals, ready to make their mark in the world. 

Lover of All Things Cozy

I absolutely adore all things cozy and comforting! There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a good romance novel, savoring a delicious cup of coffee, or tending to my lovely vegetable and flower garden. These simple pleasures bring me immense joy and tranquility. But perhaps my favorite moments involve spending quality time with my amazing husband and our adorable dog Ellie, creating cherished memories together. These cozy moments remind me to slow down and appreciate the simple joys in life.

Kind Words

From Our Clients

Rachel designed my brand and helped me with my website. She listened to my ideas and made great suggestions until we came up with the perfect design for my company, Rooted Weddings. Within a day of going live with my webpage, I had a wedding couple from Ireland hire my Ontario wedding officiant services. I recommend her for your needs, and she will help your business excel!
Teresa McBride

Founder and Wedding Officiant, Rooted Weddings

It was wonderful working with Rachel. She really listened to me to hear what my unique vision would be, and then she captured it perfectly in the website she built. In addition, she walked me through every step of the process and left me with the tools to revise my site independently. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

Tina Fetner

Sociologist, Professor, McMaster University

I loved the process contained within about 12 weeks with a really clear focus each week. I loved Rachel’s ability to take my thoughts and convert them into something so very beautiful. I’m so very happy with the final product. I felt supported throughout the entire process, and I feel set-up to take on some of the website upkeep on my own.

Danielle Hulan

Founder and Registered Social Worker, The Cove Therapy

Rachel is absolutely amazing! I am so grateful for her expertise, she created an outstanding website for our company! She is truly a professional, and most of all an incredible person.
Matthew DeMaria

Founder and Licenced Plumber, Vita Plumbing

Working with Rachel has been an easy process. Rachel is to the point, professional, reasonable and always prompt in assisting us with our needs. There's no fuss and there are no complications. It's been a refreshing experience for a small business owner.

Jocelyne Pelchat

Founder, The Cornerstone Pilates

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