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Rachel Dougherty is a Philadelphia-based illustrator, children's author, and lifelong knowledge-hunter.  She works in acrylic paint, ink, and pencil smudges, using humor and color to inspire curious young minds. Rachel is passionate about US history, scruffy little dogs, and board games.

Clients Include: 

  • Simon Spotlight

  • Roaring Brook Press

  • Sterling Publishing

  • Capstone Publishing

  • Flamingo Rampant Press

  • PREIT/Portfolio Marketing Group

  • Resource Real Estate

  • The Bryn Mawr School

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Woman to Woman Magazine

For more frequent updates and artwork, follow Rachel on Twitter and Instagram!


For picture book inquiries please contact Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company. 

For all other questions, visit inquiries, comments, or just to say hello, please email

Visit me on Amazon here!

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