Owner | Director of Business Development
Rachel is the owner and founder of RelyOn Creative, located on Pittsburgh’s Northside. Founded on the premise of extreme reliability, RelyOn Creative delivers high quality, client-focused creative solutions, on time and on budget.
Coming to the world of the web via graphic design, Rachel has a keen eye for what aesthetically 'works' together. While many have this skill, it's her never-ending quest to perfectly balance aesthetics with superior function that make her approach unique. The science of color and proportion with the mechanics of code. Oh, and the ability to manage timelines and budgets like a boss!
Her crazy-ish Type A personality works to her clients' advantage when it comes to web design and development, marketing, branding, graphic design, e-newsletters, and all things along those lines. She loves creating custom solutions to meet specific needs - reliably, affordably and effectively.
A little more about Rachel (in case you care to know)…
Rachel's work since moving to Pittsburgh in 2008 includes volunteering with several Downtown initiatives, such as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Resident Advisory Board and the Downtown Neighborhood Association. She's written several personal and professional pieces for Pop City Media. When her son was little, she conducted stroller tours of Downtown Pittsburgh under the name “Urban Baby Tours.” She co-founded a local popular website LivingPittsburgh.com. She was honored in 2011 as a PUMP/Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 winner, which recognizes individuals making a positive impact on the Pittsburgh region. She has served as a board member of the East Allegheny Community Council, and was honored as Deutschtown’s Neighbor of the Year in 2012.Another fun fact - Rachel loves Latin dancing, and finds any excuse to spread the love. She has performed locally and across the country, has won international awards, and is a part-time instructor, specializing in Salsa and Bachata.
Rachel is beyond proud to call Pittsburgh home!
"One of the reasons many of us have trouble getting our Work out into the world is that unconsciously we're competing instead of creating, which short-circuits the flow of inspiration." – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Director of Web Development and Online Marketing
Chris is an extremely talented WordPress web developer. With the breadth of technical knowledge to make a site run efficiently, the design eye to make it beautiful, and the SEO and marketing prowess to make it found, he brings the trifecta to RelyOn Creative–lucky us! He also creates and executes multifaceted online marketing campaigns–utilizing social media, websites, search engine optimization, video and more to add to your bottom line. He understands and harnesses the power of the all-mighty web, so you can rest easy and run your (increased) business.
He is originally from North East, PA, and recently moved back to be closer to family. Thank goodness for the internet, which allows him to continue to be an integral part of the RelyOn team. We’re not sure what we’d do without him!
"Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random.
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come."
-Maynard James Keenan
Director of Graphic Design
Michael has over 15 years of experience in graphic design and over 6 years in web design. Originally from the Philly/NJ area, Michael spent numerous years in the art departments of agencies and a larger publishing company. He's worked on projects for small businesses and fortune 500 companies. Exciting new opportunities brought him to Pittsburgh, where he's worked for local businesses and corporations. In his spare time, Michael teaches dance classes. He is also an avid sports fan.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."