Who even is aanguskhan?

I’m Angus Bowen. Originally from the beachside city of Newcastle, I’ve now made my home in Surry Hills to further pursue my passions in graphic design, illustration and art. I love music of all genres, art galleries, test cricket and psychological crime dramas.

To begin my life as a graphic designer I studied and completed the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design with the University of Newcastle in 2017. I started my freelance career as part of the revitalised Newcastle music scene. I loved making posters, album covers and all sorts of merchandise like hats, tote bags and t-shirts. In this time I was also lucky enough to work with clients like the Newcastle Museum, The City of Newcastle, Maitland Regional Art Gallery and even had the chance at curating an exhibition with Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery titled ‘Your Collection: Photo ID’.

In August 2018, I made the move two hours south to Sydney to work with Freeman Ryan Design (FRD), an exhibition and museum design studio. In this role I have worked with the Western Australia Museum, the Reserve Bank of Australia, Shark Bay Discovery Centre, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. I have also worked in-house on the company profile, tenders, and many other little bits and bobs.

As a designer, I never want to be placed inside a box, I am hungry to learn as much as I can and have taken my time to study short online courses like SuperHi’s ‘Foundational HTML, CSS and Javascript’ and Udemy’s complete After Effects Course. In my future I would love to dive into areas like branding, motion design and web design while maintaining my design practice as an ethical force for good.