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Alison Rowan

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My name is Alison, and I’m a graphic designer, typophile and bookworm from Toronto. I recently graduated from OCAD University with a major in Graphic Design and a minor in English. Clearly, I like words—a lot, and designing with them is my specialty. I have completed projects ranging from custom wedding invitations to corporate identity, one-off posters to entire brands, and each is its own kind of adventure.

Work Experience

Alison Rowan: Graphic Design

Owner & Graphic Designer

Client- and self-initiated design projects including book design, branding, signage, flyers, stationery and web design.
September 2009 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Linux Foundation

Creative Services

Working as part of a creative team to produce marketing and promotional materials including conference signage, t-shirts, booklets, and other print pieces.
August 2013 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lumiere Press

Assistant

Assisting in production of fine, limited edition handmade books, working with and maintaining letterpress and Intertype machines, and completing organizational tasks.
September 2012 - August 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contemporary Virtual Assistance

Graphic Designer

Completing design tasks including web graphics, full web designs and ebook designs.
September 2009 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

OCAD University

Bachelor of Design: Major in Graphic Design; Minor in English

"The Graphic Design curriculum has a strong focus on design process, typography, image making and strategic thinking. It engages you in the creation of principled, conceptually strong, imaginative and formally sound solutions to many types of problems. You’ll discover the larger impact of graphic design in the context of cultural and societal issues."

– OCAD Website
September 2011 - April 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Languages

English (Native),
French (Advanced),

Awards

Association Of Registered Graphic Designers Of Ontario (RGD)

GTA Award of Excellence Finalist

2014

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Three-Time Print Communications Semi-Finalist

2014

Association Of Registered Graphic Designers Of Ontario (RGD)

Registered Graphic Designer (Student Member)

2013

Ontario Ministry Of Education

Specialist High Skills Major in Digital Design & Production

201106

Ontario Technological Skills Competition

1st Place Graphic Design

201105

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CS4

201006

Ontario Technological Skills Competition

1st Place Graphic Design

201005

Fleming College Regional Skills Competition

2nd Place Graphic Design

200905

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,