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Chris Rowland

Graphic Artist

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Typographer - Graphic Artist

About me

A professional multi-disciplined freelance graphic artist with nearly a decade of experience. I specialise in illustration - both hand drawn and vector - along with logo and type design, vector artwork, layouts and signwriting.

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Skills

  • Illustration
  • Creative Typography
  • Logo Design
  • Sign Writer
  • Layout
  • Conceptualising/scamping
  • Vector Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Illustration Storyboarding

Work history

Currently

Freelance Creative

Self-Employed

Sep 2008
  • Freelance
  • • Specialising in pen and ink, with an extensive knowledge in creating vector graphics. Highly experienced in illustration, branding, logo design, typography and signwriting. • Detail-oriented, focused and methodical, with a proven ability to turn around project work under tight deadlines. • Can learn quickly, and willing to teach myself new skills in order to consistently reach a high standard of work output. • A skilled and thorough communicator, equally happy working as part of a team or on my own, and passionate about maintaining an excellent relationship with clients.

2017

Store Graphic Artist

Whole Foods Market

Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Mainly involved the organisation and preparation of handmade and printed promotional signage for use in-store. • Working across several stores, both solo and in tandem with other signmakers. Communication, project coordination and self-motivation were key parts of the role. • Approaches and daily routines were optimised for each store, due to the difference in sizes, to ensure a consistent, efficient workflow and smooth rollout of new campaigns. • Skills honed in signwriting, typography, team working, communication, and workflow management.

2016

Branding Coordinator

Purple Dragon

May 2015 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Here, I oversaw everything from new design work to event planning and product development. • Assisted in creating tight brand guidelines, then ensured anything created thereafter followed the same rules with regard to colours, typefaces and graphics, down to the smallest detail. • I was required to handle multiple tasks and projects at once, and reprioritise work as necessary. • Trained myself to use Illustrator, InDesign and the Office Suite within a short space of time

Education

2008

BA (Hons) Illustration

Bath University

Sep 2005 - Aug 2008
  • Swindon, United Kingdom

Awards

2014

Best Lyric Video

MTV Video Music Awards

  • Produced all 2D artwork featured in a lyric video for a single by Australian band '5 Seconds of Summer'. The video went on to win the award, beating entries by Katy Parry and Taylor Swift.