Rowena Aitken

Rowena Aitken


Sketching pictures, drawing things, family business.

Meet Rowena

Hello and welcome to my website!

My name is Rowena but feel free to call me Ro. I’m an Edinburgh based coffee drinking, cat bothering illustrator who loves drawing in Adobe Photoshop.

I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Animation & Electronic Media. I have been a freelance illustrator for 6 years where my career began in the fantasy/RPG field working with independent publishers. I have followed my passion for creating quirky and fun characters and animals! My latest work Ruan The Little Red Squirrel (which you can have a preview of here) will be available from Forth Books and Lomond Books on the 20th July 2016 from Amazon

When not illustrating or cat bothering my time is filled with running, swimming and reading. I also write tutorials and record video courses for Tuts+

Please follow @rowenaaitken on twitter to keep up to date on my new work or if you would like more of a chat my email address is



Studio Cat

Knocker over of things, creator of distraction, bringer of toy mice.

Meet Pixel

Pixel is the studio cat who watches from her cubicle in the ikea unit.

Likes: Tuna, sleeping, toy mice, nut shells and annoying the longpig.

Dislikes: Gulls, Bitey McStripy (the local bothersome tabby cat.)