Wes Rowell

Wes Rowell – Designer

I love illustration. I have been creating images professionally for a long time, and have a wide variety of experiences to draw upon.


For over 20 years, I have provided editorial illustrations for a wide variety of publications serving a number industries, including oil & gas, dentistry, college sports, tech, energy, education, home & outdoor and health & wellness. Since 2021 I have created editorial cartoons for a newspaper. This necessitated creating a new illustrative style to accommodate lower quality print capabilities, thus two styles - on color and one B/W - and I'm equally comfortable using either style. It also means I try to stay knowledgeable about current events.

As an artist, I am influenced by Caravaggio, Michael Schwab, and Gary Larson. As a result of my wide range of experiences, I have developed a love of learning new things through my interactions with writers/editors and their visions to shape, inform, and entertain the world around them. I enjoy collaborating with clients and bringing their messages to life.
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Entertainment Health & Wellbeing Political Science & Current Affairs Technology
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Work experience

Ballantine Communications

Jun, 2021 — Present

Publication design, graphic design, illustration and cartooning.


Jul, 2013 — Jul, 2022 (about 9 years)

Editorial Illustration

Riverfield Country Day School

Nov, 2008 — May, 2017 (over 8 years)

Periodical design, ad design, graphic design.


Jun, 1998 — Present