Jana Rothwell

20+ Years Corporate, Government and Freelance

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I am a passionate graphic artist, who is dedicated to making my client's vision a reality. Some might say that I am a perfectionist who is obsessed with the details. I love to create, draw, paint, teach, learn, share, and inspire!

As Confucius says, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Work Experience

Jana Rothwell Designs

Owner / Creative Director / Graphic Designer

Branding • Print and Web Design • Logos • Brochures • Posters • Signage • Rack cards • Event Programs • Websites • Social Media Marketing • Ads • Email Direct Marketing • Online Marketing Funnels

Client Consulting and Project Management
2008 - Present Ontario, Canada

RBC Bluesfest / CityFolk

Graphic Designer / Digital and Print

Responsible for the design and production of both print and digital visual materials for the music festivals.

Projects included: onsite signage, event program, event brochure, website graphics and online advertising (FB, Instagram and Twitter campaigns)
April 2018 - September 2018 Ontario, Canada

National Arts Centre

Graphic Designer / Digital and Print

Responsible for the design and production of both print and digital visual materials and publications that directly or indirectly enhanced the effective marketing and promotion of the NAC and for the efficient operation of the Graphics Department.

Worked on high profile projects such as: Oscar Peterson Permanent Commemoration, Glen Gould Permanent Commemoration, Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, NAC 40th Anniversary, BC Scene, Ontario Scene, Northern Scene, Canada Dance Festival and Celebrity Chefs of Canada.
2008 - 2016 Ontario, Canada

Corel Corporation

Graphic Designer / Events Coordinator

Developed creative concepts and designed print and web ready artwork for all corporate internal events and programs;

Managed and creatively planned Corel KickOff 2007 and 2008, IPO Employee Celebration, Corel Draw X3 & WordPerfect X3 Product Launch Events, Corel Brand Launch Event (Globally);

Responsible for sourcing venues, product suppliers, event agenda, budget and creative concepts
2005 - 2008 Ontario, Canada

Cognos Incorporated

Web Designer, Corporate Communications

• Created and updated layout and graphics
• Developed UI and GUI for corporate site and online demos
• Worked closely with internal and international clients when designing promo pages
• Converted published print pieces to visually compatible web pages
• Enforced corporate branding standards throughout the web site and print jobs for visual integrity
• Designed graphic/HTML emails and advertisement banners
• Participated in strategic marketing with the internet marketing team and collateral group
1997 - 2001 Ontario, Canada


Algonquin College Of Applied Arts And Technology

Graphic Design Diploma

Graphic Design Diploma Program
Graduated with Honours, graduated in the top 5% of my class, won illustration and design contests, chosen as designer for the Parks Canada Web Project, voted class representative for Student Council and attained co-op placement on the web team with Cognos Inc.
Ontario, Canada

University Of Guelph

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Fine Arts Major

Graduated with Honours, with focus on Art History and Theory
Ontario, Canada


English (Native),


Adobe Acrobat CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Indesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Asana, HTML, Microsoft Powerpoint, Photo Manipulation, Thrive Themes, Trello, WordPress,

Organizational and Management Skills

• Experienced in both digital and print production products
• Dedicated to deadline commitments
• Detail oriented
• Comfortable taking leadership roles, including Project Manager
• Confident working independently or in a team environment
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task while working in busy environments
• Experience coordinating and leading meetings as well as other activities in a business setting
• Establish strong client relationships by providing courteous and professional guidance and follow-up