Rachel Orr


Oct. 2013 – Present
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post 

Senior Art Director, The Lily
June 2017 – Present • TheLily.com
• Work closely with creative director to develop and
expand The Lily’s brand and style.
• Create and commission editorial illustrations for stories across platform.
• Co-run The Lily’s Instagram account and strategize social content across platforms.
• Conceptualize, pitch and execute recurring features and projects,
such as Instagram stories, The Lily's travel series, #31Days31Firsts, etc.

Senior Designer, Emerging News Products
October 2014 – June 2017
• Designed 12-15 stories daily across platforms
• Design lead on Facebook instant articles,
podcast branding and special projects.
• Designed and commissioned conceptual editorial iillustration
for stories across platform.
• Conceptualized the look of standing features and special sections.

Designer, Express
December 2013 – October 2014
• Conceptualized and executed clever cover concepts 2-3 days per week.
• Worked collaboratively with several editors and designers daily.
• Designed and produced several daily pages for Express, including special projects.

Aug. 2011 – Nov. 2013
Phoenix, AZ


Features Designer
April 2013 – November 2013
• Designed several daily features sections for the Phoenix Design Studio.
• Conceptualized and created centerpieces for Health, Travel,
Things To Do and Movie Preview sections for the Arizona Republic. 

Part-time Tablet Designer
February 2013 – November 2013
Designed conceptual iPad articles on a variety of subjects for AZ Magazine.

Sports Designer
August 2011 – April 2013
• Co-produced the AZCentral Sports section on a daily basis.
• Worked closely with content editors and the Lead Sports Designer
on preview sections, including football and baseball previews.
• Art directed and designed the 2012 and 2013
Cactus League Spring Training Guide.
• Converted 2013 Cactus League Spring Training Guide print package
into the first stand alone Sports iPad App. 

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio


Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication
Informational Graphics and Publication Design
with a Specialization in Magazine Journalism