Hello, My name is Alex Coven

I'm a twenty three year old graphic designer and web developer living in Chicago. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a focus in design . I'm currently employed and freelancing. I've been drawing for sixteen years, as well as coding and designing for seven. I have worked with many diverse clients and am passionate about my work. I enjoy taking complex objects / ideas and reducing them down to their minimal recognizable shapes.

My Story

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio with an interest for the arts. When I was five years old I began drawing, by age seven I was selling 3×5 notecards with my sketches on them to my neighbors. I’ve always been a motivated person, with a passion to learn. Whether I’m playing music, designing, skateboarding, or drawing I always achieve the goals I set for myself.

Work Process
I always begin with research, to really get to know what it is I’m working on. A sketch book and pencil are next on my list. After I have roughed out my ideas I’m ready to polish a selected few. Taking the tightened roughs I scan them from transfer paper into Adobe Illustrator. From here I will use my trusty pen tool and carefully vectorize the shapes. Once the project is smooth and pixel perfect, A zip file is delivered to the client.

Adobe Suite

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver

Web Development

CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress

Audio Design

Reason, Ableton, Waves, Garageband

Illustration

Hand drawn typography, vector graphics, drawing

Years of Experience

Adobe Suite

80%

Web Development

70%

Audio Design

50%

Illustration

90%