Name

Jonathan Cowen

About

PROFILE
I am a Graphic Designer with three years experience of working for a
large college, dealing with a wide range of print material, from brochure
design to large scale banners. I also have seven years of experience
working on a music and fashion magazine with a creative eye for design,
and I have recently been designing in Sweden.
Other key points about myself:
- I am used to multitasking many different projects at the same time,
meeting tight deadlines and working in a busy environment.
- Disorder magazine (my first design job) was started by myself,
with friends, through The Princes Trust.
- I taught myself HTML and CSS coding to make an iPad app for Uppror
(http://uppror.com).

SKILLS
Computer Skills
Adobe Design Standard CS5 – InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator and Acrobat. I have some basic knowledge of
Adobe Dreamweaver. I understand and can use HTML and CSS code.

Language Skills
Swedish – Reading good, Speaking basic, Listening basic.

EDUCATION
BA Honours degree in visual communication
Surrey Institute of Art and Design.
Summer 1996-Summer 1999
This course was a University degree level in Graphic Design. We learnt
about all areas of Graphic design (Including typography, magazine
layouts, corporate identity, advert design, and training in the use of
programmes.
BTEC National Diploma in graphic design
Surrey Institute of Art and Design.
Summer 1994-Summer 1996
This course was a College level 2 year course which covered all areas of
Art & Design.

WORK
Gert Strand AB
Svarvare Gatan 3, 233 51 Svedala, Sweden.
From: Sept 2010 to July 2011.
Gert Strand sell many different products internationally.
My work included:
- label/package design
- logo design
- catalogue templates
- working with programmers
- product photography
- image correction in Photoshop
- internet blogging

Graphic & Media Lewisham College
Lewisham College, Room T22, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT.
From: April 2007 to April 2010.
Lewisham College had a wide range of courses
and departments to cover.
My work included:
- corporate promotional material for the college using brand guidelines
- posters/flyers
- animated gifs/interactive PDFs
- advert design for magazines and newspapers in brand style
- brochure/magazine design
- logos, and branding
Due to global recession our department was made redundant.

Disorder magazine www.disordermagazine.com
Unit 4/5, First Floor, Universal House, 88-94. Wentworth Street London
E1 7SA, UK. From: Summer 99- October 2006
Disorder magazine was a music and fashion magazine I started with
friends through The Princes Trust.
My work included:
- directing and cultivating the magazine’s style and format
- building the pages
- working with section editors/photographers/stylists
- styling the website
The magazine aimed to help young creatives, so I also spent time
helping students with related projects.

HOBBIES
In my spare time I like to freelance on creative projects that are fun
(e.g. Uppror Magazine http://uppror.com). I enjoy reading novels,
going to the cinema and watching bands play live.

Specialties

  • Graphic Design
  • Print Design
  • Editorial Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • iPad Magazine Design
  • Illustration
  • Poster Design
  • Flyer Design
  • Logo Design
  • Brand Design
  • Art Direction

Skills

  • indesign
  • photoshop
  • illustrator
  • Adobe CS
  • CSS
  • HTML