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
Short Story

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

Professionals similar to Wes

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Lucy Allen

Lucy A.

Over 25 years designing educational and academic books, poetry and fiction at Weidenfeld, HarperCollins, Oxford University Press

Oxford, UK

100% reply rate

View profile
Lee-may Lim

Lee-may L.

Experienced senior book designer - book covers,page layout and project management. Specialised in adult non-fiction and children's books.

Berkshire, UK

100% reply rate

View profile
Melissa Dias-Mandoly

Melissa D.

Designer and artist. I especially love designing poetry books, and have experience with fiction and academic texts.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

97% reply rate

View profile