hand-drawn illustrations by Rachel King Birch

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 5705 Sales


hand-drawn illustrations by Rachel King Birch

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5705 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Rachelink is closed for some summer family time ~ she will be back August 27th.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 10, 2018

Rachelink is closed for some summer family time ~ she will be back August 27th.

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whimsical ink drawings

I find great joy in drawing the ordinary, familiar objects we may see every day - such as bikes, typewriters, instruments and ice cream trucks. I also love drawing skylines, buildings and architectural details.

I work as an architect part-time, and this etsy shop developed from a need and desire to have a more creative outlet to my profession. It also became a fun connection to the world outside of my home.

I don't have much of a process aside from picking up my Staedler pigmentline pens in the night after my kids are asleep. I am inspired to draw by many things - especially for the people who I love (my dad is a fisherman, my mom an artist, my husband a writer and collector of antiques, my kids who find wonder in most anything).

I draw my drawings on smooth bristol board paper, and then I typically scan them and render them in photoshop before printing them myself as cards or prints.
I also love watercolor and pencil, love custom requests, and hope to have more original work for sale in the future.

Thanks for your interest!

Shop members

  • Rachel King Birch

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love to draw! I went to architecture school because I thought it would be a good combination of art and math - and because my drafting teacher told me that I "had a good hand".

Production partners

  • PrintsWell Fulfillment

    AL, United States

    PrintsWell Fulfillment is a printing company based on Alabama. They print most of my cards for me on beautiful, heavy cardstock.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    Spoonflower is an on-demand, digital printing company that prints custom fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap. I have my original illustrations printed on high-quality linen/cotton material by Spoonflower, and then I cut the fabric and sew the pillows myself.

  • WHCC

    Eagan, MN


  • Xenotees

    Philadelphia, PA

    Local screenprinter and artist screenprints my thermos design on cotton towels.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 8, 2012

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with your product, please let me know asap and we'll work it out!

For larger/custom orders I will mail you a proof
(after payment & prior to printing all work), to make sure you are happy with the design and finished product.
I accept paypal or credit card.

6% sales tax to your purchase upon checkout for any goods sold in Pennsylvania.
I typically mail all purchases to the address listed on the etsy invoice.
If your pay pal address is different from the etsy address, please note which address you would like your order sent to upon checkout.

I send my cards out USPS first class mail unless noted otherwise.
It can take up to a week for first class mail to be delivered in the US - if you need something shipped faster please contact me and I can make you a listing with upgraded shipping.

I try to get orders out 3-5 business days after the order is placed.

Each card, card set, or original drawing is wrapped in a cello envelope for protection, and then shipped in a larger envelope to prevent damage.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders and requests, please ask!

For wholesale orders please convo me and I will give you bulk pricing.

Most cards are printed upon order and can be personalized with messages or custom colors.