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In the recent past, Sparks have had two releases that were incredibly special to us — the box set retrospective “New Music For Amnesiacs” and also our first foray into the musical narrative form — “The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman”. In each case, there was only one person we would even consider to design the packaging of what to us were precious objects and that was Rachel. She created beautiful works of art that both complemented and enhanced the music that was contained in these packages and we’re deeply indebted. In an era when music can easily be either digitally downloaded or digitally stolen, depending on one’s preference, it’s immensely important if there is to be any demand for a physical object connected to the music for that object to be exquisite and exciting to see and hold and Rachel created objects that are close to irresistible. She does stunning work.
Ron Mael and Russell Mael
Rachel is an exceptional art director. She has worked on many of our releases — specifically the Original Album Series range and Complete Album Boxes. She is extremely easy to work with, creative and highly efficient — always delivering more than what is expected. We know we can always rely on Rachel!
Olivia Thomas and Camilla MacQueen
Warner Music UK
Rachel was my designer for Australian band The Church. We worked together for several years as we recreated their entire catalogue for remastered release. Without question, each and every album release was always a delightful experience as Rachel would somehow manage to turn what little assets I had into masterpieces and create something of value by adding more to the package with her creative and unique flair and style. An absolute pleasure to work with, I highly recommend Rachel, she’s simply amazing!
Consumer Marketing Manager
EMI Music Australia
People never fail to be visually impressed with both of the album designs Rachel and I worked on, and I’m honored to share a Grammy nomination with her for one of them.
The Jigsaw Seen
Rachel is an incredibly talented art director, easy to work with, reliable, experienced and creative. She designed both BOISE Magazine and Sun Valley Art Magazine (quarterly) over a two year period and we could not have been happier with her dedication to the project, the smooth production flow, and her great design work.
Christine Evangelides Dodd
Creative Director at Laguna Beach Art Magazine
Rachel Gutek came to my attention because of the quality of her work – specifically in the field of CD design and layout. In the beginning of 2007 we (Nineteen-Eight records) hired her to work on the design/layout for a project. We were overwhelmed, not only by her top-notch creative work, but also by how effortless the working relationship was. In the fall of 2007 Rachel produced another stellar design and layout for us and we couldn’t be happier. We receive many compliments on the appearance of her work. She is now far-and-away our designer of choice.
Producer / Composer / Arranger / Keyboard / Musical Director
Rachel’s work always exceeds expectations. She did a beautiful job on the graphics and layout for my cd Poison of the Sea. I have admired all of her projects over the years… she is talented, original, intuitive and highly professional.
Singer / Songwriter / Performer