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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.
Experience
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009Present
Owner & Graphic Designer
Client- and self-initiated design projects including book design, branding, signage, flyers, stationery and web design.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013Present
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.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012Aug 2013
Assistant
Assisting in production of fine, limited edition handmade books, working with and maintaining letterpress and Intertype machines, and completing organizational tasks.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009Present
Graphic Designer
Completing design tasks including web graphics, full web designs and ebook designs.
Education
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011Apr 2015
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
Awards & Certifications
2014
Three-Time Print Communications Semi-Finalist
2013
Registered Graphic Designer (Student Member)
Jun 2011
Specialist High Skills Major in Digital Design & Production
May 2011
Jun 2010
Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CS4
May 2010
May 2009
Fleming College Regional Skills Competition
2nd Place Graphic Design
Languages
 
English (Native), French (Advanced)