Elisa Peacock

“I was lucky enough to commission Rowena to illustrate my debut picture book. New to the process, Rowena has guided me through every step and it has been so exciting to see the spreads develop. The main character in my story is rather unusual! Rowena helped me to consolidate the concept and realise what the character would look like on the page. I have found her to be warm and open with a fantastic sense of fun – which is reflected in her illustrations. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her on future projects.” 

Elisa PeacockAuthor

Stewart Jones Creature Attic Testimonial

“Tasked with creating illustrations for a children’s TV show, Rowena 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 JonesCreature Attic

Sharon Milne | Envato Tuts+

“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 – Author | Envato Tuts+

Iain Lowson | Freelance Writer

“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 LowsonFreelance Writer

Kirsteen Mullay | Children's Book Illustrator

“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.”

Kirsteen Mullay – Children’s Book Illustrator

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.”

Rachel McGaw – Author | Ruan The Little Red Squirrel & The Kilted Coo

Ces Price | Inspired To Inspire

“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.”

Ces Price – Inspired to Inspire

Jason Moore | Author

“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 MooreAuthor

Susan Cohen | Author

“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.”

Susan Cohen – Author | The Wee Book o’ Scottish Mindfooness

Zoë Cameron

“I commissioned Rowena for an artwork of a family member’s pets as a gift for them. Rowena was fantastic. She created a wonderful composition based on my outline, and captured the animals’ personalities perfectly, working within her own uniquely adorable cartoon style. She excelled at both providing suggestions and fine-tuning in order to create the best possible finished work, which was gratefully received and now attracts admiration from every visitor to the house.”

Zoë Cameron – Writer

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Rowena Aitken | Children’s Book Illustrator

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland

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