Sharon Milne Tuts Plus Tuts+ Editor

Job: Tuts+ Contributor 

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

Design & Illustration Editor, Tuts+

19th June 2015
Twitter: @chewedkandi

Kirsteen Mullay - Customer

Job: Prints Customer

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

Arty Shetland Lass. Embroiderer by day,
Childrens Book illustrator by night.

8th June 2015
ClickitysnipCreation Etsy Shop
Twitter: @KirsteenMullay

Lewis Knight - customer

Job: Prints Customer

I recently bought the “Ripley” print, that I saw Rowena promoting on social media. I knew that I had to have it on my wall. It arrived in great time and condition and included a hand written note, which I thought was a nice personal touch. She is a super artist and good egg.

Lewis Knight

8th June 2015
Twitter: @Lewie_Kong

Jason Moore Client Flabberwocky Wraparound

Jobs: Book Jackets, Illustrations & Titles

I had never used an illustrator before, but loved some of Rowena’s work on this site. When I contacted her, little did I know I was making such a perfect choice. The artwork she created for me far surpassed anything I could have imagined. Firstly she is very easy to work with, she’s normal, down to earth and friendly. She seems never to get frustrated, being new to illustration I was constantly making changes, but she took everything in her stride and always responded very positively to my ideas. 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 liasing with the printer on my behalf. Actually i’m a little sad the project has now ended. 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. The way she can invoke a choice of atmospheres with a few slight changes is amazing. As the project progressed I felt she knew what I wanted better than I did, and the completed pieces are just stunning. It is like she managed to crawl into my brain and see what I was imagining. If anyone is in two minds as to whether Rowena would be suitable for their project, I would urge them to just contact her, you’re making the perfect choice.

Jason Moore

8th January 2014

Buntingford Community Choir Client Logo

Job: Choir Logo

Thank you so much for all the work you’ve done…The committee were all thrilled by the final draft – it is so much more than we had envisaged.

Gareth Wilson

Buntingford Community Choir
2nd November 2012

Alex Gaddy Book Logo

Job: Book Jacket & Logo

I discovered Rowena by pure chance, and a Google search. My manuscript was nearing completion and I wanted to add a professional looking book cover to make my submissions to publishers stand out from the crowd. From day one, she was exceeding my expectations and pressing for details of the artwork that I hadn’t even thought up. My hope was simple, have a book cover drawn up that makes my manuscript look nice. What I was handed by the end of this collaboration, was a quality piece that is just as good as the collector’s edition DVD set of The Lord of the Rings. Not only would I recommend Rowena, but I intend to make it part of any contract negotiation that she be the artist for any major publishing.

Alex Gaddy

19th August 2012
Amazon: The Elsbeck Chronicles: Wicked Roots

Ces Loftus Client

Job: Character Illustrations

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 Loftus

The Light Direction
16th April 2012

Jill Laker - Client

Job: Graphic Design

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 Laker

2nd March 2011

Iain Lowson Writer Client

Job: Greyscale Illustrations

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

Dark Harvest
6th January 2011