Rachel Maguire



Massachusetts College of Art: Boston, MA
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Animation
Graduated with Distinction, May 2005


Comic Club Teacher: Fall 2012- Current
Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, Boston, MA

Art Auction Assistant: Fall 2012- Spring 2013
Skinner, Inc., Marlborough, MA

Animator/Designer: Spring 2007 - Summer 2011
Soup2Nuts Animation Studio, Watertown, MA

  • Character design, props, and backgrounds for the Emmy Award winning PBS children's television program “WordGirl”, Seasons 1-6.
  • Character turns, props, and backgrounds for the PBS educational television program “SciGirls”, Season 1.
  • Character turns and props for “Road Rippers” online webisodes.
  • “WordGirl” online character builder for PBS Kids' Go website.

Art Conservation Assistant: Fall 2005 - Spring 2007
The Oil Painting Conservation Studio, Kingston, MA

  • Assisted in oil painting restoration for private clients including inpainting, filling, and photographing works to be restored.

Art Teacher/Framer : Summer 2005 - Fall 2005
Bridgewater Art and Custom Framing, Bridgewater, MA

  • Taught art classes and private lessons.
  • Custom framing.

Animation Studio Internship : Spring 2004 - Summer 2004
Cecropia, Inc., Lexington, MA

  • Served as a liaison between the art and programming departments.
  • Used Adobe Photoshop to prepare and edit files for the programming staff.


  • First Night Boston 2009 : Official Button design artist, web banners, and TV commercial (2008)
  • Boston's Weekly Dig Magazine Cover and dining guide, October 2006. Cover Illustration (2005)
  • Tobey's Robot Workshop online game for Big Bad Tomato in conjunction with Scholastic Media and Soup2nuts (2010)
  • Logos for Masshackers, Keep Security Weird, Smart Phone Addicted, and ABCecurity
  • Whitman Library Poster (2009)
  • Skeptics Guide/Skeptical Robot: tote bag and character button design (2011)
  • Graphics for iPhone apps including “Twistpics” by Magnetism Studios, and “Harmonic Ear Trainer”, “Sync Points”, “Note2Tab”, “BrassNotes”, and “Hasami Shogi” by Jon Lay
  • CD illustration and design for Summer Villain's “Christmas and Holiday Songs Volume 1” (2008), “Time for Crying in Hell” (2010), and “The Grand Applause” by The Indefinite Article (2006)
  • Flash character setup for MinoMonsters Inc. (2011)
  • LifeSkills Training Modules animations for VPG Integrated Media (2008)
  • Comics for Boston Comic Roundtable, Inbound Comic 2, MassArt InPrint's cover and comic for "Malarkey : A Comic Anthology," (2006). Cover and comic for “Malarkey 2” (2007)
  • “Parents and Kids” Magazine: Editorial Illustration (2005)
  • Massachusetts College of Art: Health Services Poster (2004)


  • Daytime Emmy Certificate for Animation Design for work on PBS show Sci Girls (2011)
  • San Diego Women's Film Festival (2006)
  • Boston Underground Film Festival (2006)
  • MassArt Selects: Love It Right or Wrong (2006)
  • Animation Block Party Mix Tape DVD (2006)
  • New England Student Film Festival (2005)
  • San Diego International Children's Film Festival 2005
  • Miami Shorts Film Festival (2005)
  • Animation Block Party Film Festival (2005)
  • EarthVision Television Series (2005)
  • Port City Animation Film Festival (2005)
  • Woods Hole Film Festival (2004 & 2005)
  • Massachusetts College of Art's On Deck Film Show (2004)
  • Squealing Pegs Film Show (2004 & 2005)
  • Rock & Art Charity Auction hosted by Live Nation. Squeeze (2007), and Crosby, Stills and Nash (2008) paintings signed by the bands and auctioned for charity
  • Stora Enso & Mohawk "Paper Tales" Illustration Contest: 2nd place (2003)
  • Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles: Certificate of Merit (2005)


  • Illustrating
  • Painting
  • Animating


  • Flash
  • Photoshop
  • Acrylic