Rachael Sparrow never imagined she would fall into her dream career by complete accident. Today, her young Millennial, girl-next-door voice is taking the voice over world by storm and she is not looking back. From TV commercials to children’s books, Rachael’s fun and conversational tone has narrated projects for some of the world’s biggest brands including PetSmart, Xfinity, Yahoo! Finance and Hubspot.
After landing an unfulfilling job shortly after graduating college, Rachael knew that the traditional work life was not for her.
She began teaching children’s music classes from her husband’s recording studio but never imagined using the space for anything other than music until a family member who worked in voice over asked her to fill in for her for a project. Rachael was hooked, and started to research different companies that would help her break into the voice over industry. That was when she discovered Voices.
Since signing up for a Voices membership, Rachael has set a goal to complete 100 auditions per month and averages about 5-10 a day. She loves the ability to work on a huge variety of projects, learning to voice different characters, and even experimenting with accents.
Perhaps, the most rewarding aspect of working on Voices for Rachael is the ability to spend more quality time with her family. Having her own home studio and a remote platform to find voice over work has provided her with the flexibility she needs to balance life as a mom and professional voice talent.
As well, she has been able to make her kids part of her exciting career. After voicing this children’s audiobook titled “A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars,” Rachael was invited to her son’s school to read the book to his entire class, a moment she will never forget.
Rachael found that the secret to her success is simply being herself. Her approachable, girl-next-door style has won over major brands looking to build a genuine connection with their target audience.
According to Rachael, contributing to the creative process of brands she grew up with is an exciting opportunity to grow as a voice over artist. Working on so many unique projects has allowed her to explore the different voices within herself and master the art of voice over, one audition at a time.
A great example of this was a fun commercial she booked for PetSmart where she became the voice of Gracie, a dog excited for her first day at Doggie Day Camp.