Rowan Collins

Rowan Collins

Freelance Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Rowan Collins

Rowan Collins

Freelance Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
I am a Graphic Designer from the UK specialised in layout design and creative direction for books and magazines, with a focus on thoughtful design and attention to detail. I have particular experience working with independent and lifestyle publications, and also apply my skills to content creation, creative direction, and brand and identity design. I approach each project with care, taking the time to get to know my clients and their businesses. Through a meticulous, crafted approach, I can create cohesive and refined outcomes with every detail considered that effectively and beautifully communicate the client's message. I have experience working with new and established brands and publications and work on both print and digital platforms, including web design and social media content curation and creation. Please get in touch if you would like to work together.
Projects
  • Northletters Magazine
    Northletters MagazineLayout design, creative direction, and copy editing for Northletters NL3.
  • Norridge
    NorridgeIdentity design | Book design | Creative direction | Photography | Copy writing | Content creation | Social media management | Marketing The Norridge cookbook is the culmination of a business I co-founded during my time at university. Norridge began as a pop-up restaurant inspired by a shared love of porridge and our home city, Norwich. From there it developed into a lifestyle brand and expanded into wellbeing events, event catering, and design and photography services for other small business
  • Wabi-Sabi
    Wabi-SabiBook design | Typesetting | Book-binding | Print-making Design concept for Leonard Koren’s 'Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers'. Inspired by the nature of wabi-sabi, the book is designed to wear and develop signs of use over time. Each page is screen-printed on a different paper stock, then bound by hand and wrapped in a hand-cut natural cotton cover, which is closed with a fine linen thread. All text credited to Leonard Koren.
  • Rekindle magazine
    Rekindle magazineMagazine design | Identity design | Art direction | Photography | Writing A collaborative project exploring how we can use art, craft, nature, and lifestyle choices to slow down and reconnect with ourselves, our environment, and our communities.
  • Oak ⁠– The Nordic Journal Volume 08
    Oak ⁠– The Nordic Journal Volume 08Magazine design | Image curation Page layout design and image curation for Oak – The Nordic Journal Volume 08, including a booklet insert for Southern Sweden Creatives’ 'What’s Your DNA?' exhibition.
  • SPD Student Design Competition
    SPD Student Design CompetitionMagazine design | Typesetting | Image curation Spread design for the 2019 SPD Student Design Competition.
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Projects credited in
  • Rekindle Magazine
    Rekindle Magazine
  • Stille
    StilleAn independent publication focussed around slower and more intentional living.
Work history
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    Creative Assistant & Content CoordinatorSofter Volumes
    Norwich, United KingdomFreelance
    Assisting in content curation for web and social media, including social media content design, content research, photo editing, copy writing, and uploading and formatting content on Wordpress.
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    Co-founder/Head of DesignStudio Orna
    Norwich, United KingdomFull Time
    Co-founder and Head of Design at Studio Orna, an independent, multidisciplinary creative studio offering services in photo, video, creative direction, and design.
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Skills
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Typesetting
  • Layout Design
  • Magazine Layout
  • Book Layout
  • Content Curation
  • Photography
  • Print Design
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    BA (Hons) Design for PublishingNorwich University of the arts
     - Norwich, United Kingdom
    Studied graphic design with a focus on publishing-specific skills such as grid systems, page layout, typography and typesetting, material research, content curation, printing methods, physical format, and digital publishing.
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    Vice Chancellor’s CommendationNorwich University of the arts
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    Richardson Brown Travel PrizeNorwich University of the arts
    Awarded a travel bursary to support completing an internship at Oak – The Nordic Journal in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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