Welcome to highabovethecity the website of Rachel Alcalay a freelance designer and web developer based in London. To contact me please visit:

Strand Design Website

I have worked in the creative industry for over 20 years across the digital, print and broadcast sectors. My creative skills, knowledge and experience cover almost all aspects of design, including web, branding, print, and motion graphics. These skills, coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication have seen me work with leading brands as well as dynamic local businesses and creatives. I have worked on numerous projects, taking brands from concept through to launch and bring to all the projects I work on a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise.

web design . coding . print design . cms development . motion graphics & animation . ui design . project management . app design . logo & branding . email design & programming . frontend development . ecommerce . photography . video production .

Below are some of the companies and clients that I have worked with over the years.

Freelance (2002 - present)
Michael Palin
Jobsite (Social Media graphics & online brochures)
Optima Medical (In-development)
Brand Affair
Osborne & Partners (Website and print collateral for WorldPost Conferences)
The World Post
Sarah Gibb
Lie Down I Think I Love You
Strand Design
Alan Edwards & Co
Matrix Solutions (Brand, Print, Websites)
Carnaby Films (Brand, Print, Websites)
Ashley Hicks Furniture
Montague Capital
6th Gurkha Regiment
Rhetorik Solutions
Global Cool
Allegra Hicks Fashion
Turner Broadcasting
HJ Persoanl Trainer
Allfarthing PTA
Flourish HR
55 Design
Sgt. Rock

Liquid TV (2000 - 2002)
Numerous title sequences for television programmes

Emap (1999 - 2000)
Q Magazine Online
Empire Magazine Online
FHM Magazine Online

The Brilliant Agency (1997 - 1999)
London Electricity

Rachel is very good to deal with. Inventive, efficient and friendly with it. I’m very happy with the work she's done in building and managing my website and giving it a bright, fresh look. - Michael Palin

From our first meeting with Rachel it was obvious that she immediately understood our requirements and was able to provide us with a clear and effective plan within our budget. She delivered this exactly as we had expected, well ahead of schedule. It was an absolute pleasure working with Rachel, we couldn’t have been happier with her approach and the final outcome. If you’re looking for a highly creative, deeply committed and flexible web designer, look no further than Rachel Alcalay. - Jon Lane - Brand Affair