Rachel Orr

Art Direction

Art Direction

We publish a lot of content on The Lily, which means commissioning editorial illustrations for our original content, including our twice-weekly newsletter, Lily Lines. Getting to hire and work with illustrators and artists I admire, is a dream come true. Below is a selection of some of my favorite illustrations and the artists I have art-directed.

Opioid epidemic 

Illustration by Sara Wong
Read the story here.

Infertility Crisis 

Illustration by Maria Corte
Read the story here

The Lily's Book List

Illustration by Ashley Lukashevsky
View the book list here

One of my favorite projects to date has been a custom gif we commissioned for our 404 page. We hope you never have to see it, but if you do, you’re in for a treat!


Custom "404" Error Page

Illustration and Animation by Xaviera Lopez.

Sexual Abuse Survivors In
America's south asian diaspora

Illustration by Kati Szilágyi.
Read the story here

Gun Violence Prevention Essay

Part of the 2017 Communication Art Illustration Annual
Illustration by Laura Leido.
Read the story here

Sexual Abuse Survivors StorY

Adapted for Instagram
Won SND Award of Excellence for Social Media Graphics

Essay of Favorite Staff Adventures

Illustration by Lauréne Boglio
Check out the roundup here

World Kindness Day Quote


For The Lily's Instagram
Illustration by Natalie Bryne
View it on Instagram

Exclusive Interview with Lena Waithe


for Lily Lines, The Lily's newsletter
Illustration by Valentina Brostean.
View it on Instagram.


Promos for The Lily

For Facebook and Instagram
Illustration by Maria Corte.

Fear, Illustrated series

for Mental Health Awareness Week
Interviews and illustrations by Julie Elman of Fear, Illustrated
Read about three women's fears surrounding mental health here


Custom Lily Pattern and wallpaper

By Kathryn Zaremba