Rowena Shaw
Available

Rowena Shaw

Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
+ Info

54

Connections
Pip Jamieson
Chrissy Levett
Alina Arefyeva
Rowena Shaw
Available

Rowena Shaw

Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
Hi, I’m Rowena a 23 year-old Graphic Design Graduate from the Arts University Bournemouth based in Surrey surviving on a diet of green tea, greek yoghurt and granola. The past three years have prepared me for industry. I am used to taking on five projects at once, confident in the design process, how to approach client’s needs, designing pitch boards, working from timelines varying from one week to five months and will always adapt to whatever is thrown my way whilst staying calm and now I am excited to immerse in the world and expand my creativity. I am passionate about design that makes a difference of which one of my projects titled ‘Stroke’ was highly commended by Creative Conscience in 2019. University has taught me the importance in my role as a designer and how I can use my design abilities to have a voice. This past year has brought new interests in taking on more controversial subjects like my recent briefs in menopause and female pleasure. Besides graphic design, I enjoy fitness and yoga. I find staying active helps keep my mind focused during the design process. I also love to socialise, travel and cuddle my mini-labradoodle Lizzie. What I’ll bring to you is a strong determination and passion to learn. My strengths lie in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop and I am versatile in graphic design areas but am always keen to learn more such as recently undertaking more motion and video work. I thrive in my time management, teamwork, organisational and presenting skills and am good at receiving critical feedback as well as participating in meetings. Recently I just completed a 3 month internship in social media and design for mental health company BioBeats. For you or your company, I will bring my upbeat, positive, sarcastic and hard-working personality. I am easy to get on with and a great tea maker (which I’m sure is an added bonus). Hope to hear back from you, all my best.
Projects
  • Stroke- Creative Conscience Highly Commended
    Stroke- Creative Conscience Highly CommendedMost people will encounter problems with movement after a stroke due to weakness in the muscles. Often a stroke victim will suffer from drop foot, stamina problems and feeling unbalanced. Introducing SafeRoute: A navigation app designed to map out suitable and appropriate routes for stroke victims to take for both walking and wheelchair access in an urban environment.
  • Guys, Let’s discuss female pleasure- Teen Vogue D&AD Brief.
    Guys, Let’s discuss female pleasure- Teen Vogue D&AD Brief.Guys, let’s discuss female pleasure is a podcast series for Teen Vogue’s media channels and The Case for Her where I talk to men of different age, statuses and occupations about female pleasure and the taboo subjects within it.
  • MenoGuide- Understanding Menopause
    MenoGuide- Understanding MenopauseSociety has made people believe that ‘Menopause’ makes and turns their mothers, sisters, partners and colleagues into crazy living nightmares. This is due to the lack of education towards it but menopause is no joking matter. The problem is not only is it ‘failing’ women but it fails children, teenagers and young adults in particular men who do not understand the basics of a transition that affects every woman in the world. MenoGuide is an educational awareness pack teaching children, teenagers
Projects credited in
  • ALIGN 2020: AUB's first virtual graduate showcase
    ALIGN 2020: AUB's first virtual graduate showcaseAn innovative approach to a virtual graduate showcase in response to the pandemic causing physical event cancellations. Virtual exhibition: we used the virtual collaboration platform Miro to innovate different user journeys and experiences with a digital graduate showcase. We felt that Miro was an appropriate site to use due to our ability to collaborate on it as a team, as well as the increase in use of virtual project management platforms in industry. Through this platform we guided the viewe
Work history
    BioBeats logo
    BioBeats logo
    Social media curator/ DesignerBioBeats
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    I completed a 3 month remote internship role for Company BioBeats from June-September 2020. My role as an intern was both in social media and design. For social media, I wrote, curated, scheduled and sourced social content each week and introduced new ideas to increase brand awareness and audience engagement. In design, I created product assets along with webinar, email and social graphics for the BioBeats channels as well as sites like People Management.
Skills
  • Print Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Book Design
  • User-centered Design
  • Social Media
Education
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Graphic DesignArts University Bournemouth
     - Woking, United Kingdom
    F
    F
    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignFarnham UCA
     - Farnham, United Kingdom
Awards
    Creative Conscience logo
    Creative Conscience logo
    Creative Conscience Highly CommendedCreative Conscience