Specialising in web and UX design, typography and illustrative work.
I'm Sarah Gow, a designer, illustrator & photographer with several years experience. I am based in Gloucester, UK.
My work is very diverse and utilises many different types of media. I love learning new ways of using computer software, so that i can experiment and push my ideas to their limit. I am open to collaborations and I am keen to hear from anyone who appreciates my work and is interested in providing me with further opportunities to expand my portfolio.
I have been playing around with CSS and simple HTML coding since I was about 8 years old. It started out as a hobby, and as I am an only child, it was something I could experiment with in my bedroom. Since then, with the help of real life industry experience, I have developed my knowledge and skills to a high proficiency.
I work as a freelance photographer, shooting weddings and events, and have had some of my photography published in a magazine. My past clients for photography and design work include record label companies, small local business, musicians and authors.
BA (Hons) Graphic Design : 2:1
A Level Graphic Design : A*
AS Level Photography & Fine Art
13 x GCSEs: A*-C
WORK ON DISPLAY AT
2013: D&AD New Blood Exhibition, London.
September 2008 - Present
November 2015 - June 2016
July 2013 - November 2015
HTML Email Designer and Developer
QD DESIGN LONDON
April 2012 (Work Placement)
Proficient on both Mac and PC
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign (all versions)
Adobe After Effects
QuarkXpress (some knowledge)
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Photography - SLR and DSLR cameras
Hand book binding
WHEN I'M NOT DESIGNING
I enjoy photography as a hobby and particularly love going out on walks and finding hidden wildlife. I also enjoy taking portraits. I love the editing process of photography and often experiment with different effects using photoshop.
I enjoy keeping a healthy diet and experimenting with different foods and flavours. I go to the gym 3 or 4 times per week.
My other hobbies include watching films, listening to music and going to live concerts, reading, drawing and painting.