Photo by Terry Barensten

Photo by Terry Barensten

RJ Rabe is a freelance illustrator living in San Francisco, CA

RJ hails from a small town in Wisconsin, the heart of the midwest. He spent his teenage years there learning to tattoo and traveling as a touring musician.

Later, RJ moved to New York where his love for design and interest in illustration was rekindled. After years spent immersed in a culture of people pursuing their dreams and perfecting their craft RJ set out to establish himself as an artist.

Living now in San Francisco, RJ continues to hone his skills as a designer and illustrator with abilities ranging from hand-drawn illustration, typography, and digital design.

When not in the studio RJ can be found drinking coffee in the sun, the Redwoods on his bike, taking photos, or in his backyard with a paintbrush.

For inquiries email RJ at