Rach studied English literature at A-Level, then went on to study Visual Merchandising and 3D Design after becoming obsessed with window displays.
After working for John Lewis as a Visual Merchandiser, Rach started PolyWood in 2013 as a hobby and a way to have some real creative freedom.
While making gifts and homewares, she worked at Yell.com as a website editor, moving onto client management and eventually process improvement.
Sean completed a Foundation course in Art & Design at the famous Bournville college, then went on to study Illustration at Plymouth University in 2003.
He cut his teeth in web design as a freelancer for three years, before taking an opportunity to work as part of a larger team in the website department at Yell.com, where he went on to hold various positions: first, as deputy manager of websites, then as technical support team leader, and later as manager of a team of seven people in the department for 'Connect', Yell.com's leading digital marketing product.
RACH & SEAN
In 2019, in a burst of spontaneity, Rach and Sean decided to leave their day jobs, buy and convert a van and travel around Europe. To top up travel funds they started bidding for freelance digital marketing and design work - which has now become a full time endeavour!
Rach concentrates on client relationships, Social Media management and bespoke gift-making.
Thank you PolyWood Studios! Re-branding is always challenging but you have and are making the journey exciting and fun!
- Alisa Harewood, 'Just Call Me Alisa'