Second Block Studio
Design & Illustration


Who We Serve

Small Businesses

Whether you need a new branding overhaul or some complimentary pieces that showcase what you’ve already created, we are here to help. We can provide services one project at a time or, if you’ve got ongoing needs, we can establish a monthly retainer that guarantees we’re available to you when something comes up.


Even when you have access to an in-house design team or a marketing agency, turnaround time is sometimes an issue. We can fill in those gaps. We have extensive experience with style and branding guides, so anything we create for you will blend perfectly with the other elements of your company’s established brand.


We are delighted to offer a discounted rate for nonprofits. You’re doing good work - we want to help make sure your projects make a positive impact and allow you to make real progress toward your mission.

Marketing/Advertising Agencies

Is your production department’s timeline filled up for months and you need to get something done? Sub us in and we’ll complete your project for you in a timely manner.


We are always looking for new projects. Contact us to see if we’re a good fit for bringing your next initiative to life.


Select Clients

evoqua water technologies

Atomic design

Hello Neighbor

ribbon & Twine

Bricolage Production Company

st. moritz chocolatier


The pittsburgh foundation

simple sugars

renhines Group

girls write

Mon Valley Alliance

Conduit, Inc.

Pittsburgh City Paper

Direct energy


Emport, LLC

Carrie on Communications

point breezeway

viable industries

Bethlehem Haven




Rachel is a total delight to work with. She listened to who we are and what we wanted to accomplish and nailed something that is truly us. She’s also incredibly patient which was so valuable when we got hung up on some life things and had to be _those_ clients. Honestly, working with Rachel was such a joy that I often want to just make up things that need to be illustrated or designed so that we can work with her again!
— Samantha Laffey of Porter Loves Creative

Rachel is an extraordinary designer and incredibly wonderful to work with. She exceeds expectations in every way, from creative to expediency to accuracy. Absolutely wonderful and highly recommended.
— Carrie Butler of Carrie on Communication

...Rachel provided us with a variety of amazing options despite these complex subjects. The client enjoyed each of the options and selected a beautiful set of icons to communicate with. We love Rachel’s work and we are looking forward to working with her again on future projects.
— Joshua Powell, Founder of Viable Industries