Bringing communities and organizations to life using design and storytelling, since 2013.
Meet Rachel, Owner and Founder
Hi there! My name is Rachel Krause. I'm passionate about community-focused graphic design, digital marketing, and copywriting.
I love stories.
I received my education from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and have worked for a variety of non-profits, community organizations, startups, small businesses and news outlets in design and communications roles. I spent years working for bicycling and pedestrian advocacy organizations in design and communications capacities before launching Banjo Creative.
I have been recognized by Non-Profit Connect for my design work and was named “Best In-House Designer” out of all Kansas City non-profit organizations in 2014.
Why a banjo? To be frank, the banjo brought me back to life. In the summer of 2015, I fell ill with lyme disease after a backpacking trip in North Georgia. For three months, I didn't have the energy to do things I loved, such as spending time outside. On a whim, I purchased a banjo and taught myself how to play while I was recovering. That banjo brought me back to life.
I love bringing communities and organizations to life using design and storytelling. From an initial meeting to presenting the final product, I love seeing people get excited about their work and be reminded of why it is they do what they do.
Sparking change isn't easy, but with the right tools, we can work together to foster a community and future we believe in.
Who I've worked with
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
Healthy Communities Wyandotte
Public Health Department of Wyandotte County
Vision Zero Network
Community Health Council
True/False Film Fest
California Bicycle Coalition
KC Walking Tours
Black & Veatch
DC Cycling Concierge