Portfolio 2017-10-31T21:05:26+00:00
Rowena Aitken Illustration Children's Books

Children’s Book Illustration & Book Layout Portfolio

Client Testimonials

Stewart Jones Creature Attic

Tasked with creating illustrations for a children’s TV show, Rowena managed delivered amazing visuals from very rough character outlines. A great artist to work with and a fantastic communicator who is always open to feedback. I’m looking forward to working with her again in the future.

Stewart Jones, Creature Attic

I hired Rowena to produce five pieces of art for my project Dark Harvest: Legacy of Frankenstein. By the end, I added a sixth illustration. Rowena was great to deal with, stayed in touch during the process, provided sketches and even tweaked ‘finished’ art. Her work was of a consistently high quality, and was delivered on deadline with no exceptions – even on a tight deadline. She took direction well, and was not in the least afraid to ask when something I’d requested didn’t make complete sense first time around. Her own suggestions were well received and showed a full understanding of the project. Would use again!

Iain Lowson, Freelance Writer

The artwork she created for me far surpassed anything I could have imagined. She is very easy to work with, she’s normal, down to earth and friendly. She exudes enthusiasm which is quite infectious, and the constant flow of ‘work in progress’ attachments was quite thrilling. She also took charge of some of the technical aspects of what I needed, even liaising with the printer on my behalf. The bottom line though, and the most important thing, is she is incredibly talented, the quality of her work matches anything I’ve ever seen on a bookshelf.

Jason Moore, Author

Rowena is both a gorgeous wonderful friend and an incredibly talented illustrator who is an absolute delight to work with. I am so happy to have her on board The Light Direction creative team and recommend her artwork to others. Having created some awesome character art for us already, I look forward to continuing to work with Ro on lots more characters and other exciting projects.

Rowena is incredibly talented. I recently bought two of her art prints. They arrived quickly in perfect condition. She is lovely to do business with.

Rowena is fantastic to work with. She always has great ideas that fit with the brief and the quality of her work is second to none.

Jill Farrington
Susan Cohen Author The Wee Book o' Scottish Mindfooness

We submitted our manuscript to the publisher and within weeks, Rowena had interpreted and enhanced it, her clever illustrations transforming it into a humorous, attractive ‘Wee Book’ which stood out on the bookshop shelves.

Rowena is a valued part of the Tuts+ Design & Illustration instructors team. She’s able to confidently and professionally provide content on specific themes and occasions for our millions of readers. She hits deadlines and is always available to answer any questions our readers may have. I have no hesitation in recommending her as an illustrator and educational author.

Sharon Milne, Envato Tuts+
Rachel McGaw Author Ruan The Little Red Squirrel The Kilted Coo

Rowena is an absolute pleasure to work with. On both projects we have worked together on, she was able to bring my words and ideas to life through her illustration. Rowena brought depth, humour and charm to every page with her creative input. I would highly recommend her.

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Rowena Aitken

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland
Skype: rowena.aitken
Email: rowena@rowenaaitken.com