A Bit About Me
My name is Connor Bowen. I’m a graphic designer, web designer, and creative problem solving expert. I am currently based in Boston, MA.
I’ve worked in a wide range of client-facing design roles with numerous clients across a variety of industries, but I specialize in roles that foster direct communication between clients, designers, and other team members. I am currently the web design director of an SEO-focused digital marketing agency – a Google Premier Partner that’s based in downtown Boston.
Using design to share important ideas, bring clients’ visions into reality, and solve tough problems with creative solutions are the sort of things that keep me passionate about design. When I’m not designing, I love to play golf (poorly), cycle, visit breweries, and travel.
Who I've Worked With
I am a formally trained graphic designer with experience in both print and digital media. The majority of my career has been focused on creating deliverables for digital and print marketing strategies. Through the process of creating design systems, unique marketing collateral, and custom websites to meet the needs of clients across 20+ industries, I’ve learned that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to design is simply never the right option when it comes to building a brand and getting a message across.
I have experience working with businesses that range from a single employee to over ten-thousand, but my approach is always the same: I carefully consider my clients’ needs, plan, execute, and adapt along the way. From restaurant chains to dog trainers, cosmetic surgeons to corporations on the cutting edge of material development, I’ve learned critical strategies to manage projects and delegate responsibilities to a team at every stage of a creative project. I have been incredibly grateful for my experiences working together with all kinds of employees at all levels of management, and the unique insights they’ve provided me in the scope of design and creative project management.
What I'm Focused On
I have 5+ years’ experience in designing, building, and maintaining bespoke, SEO-focused, mobile-responsive WordPress websites for businesses of all sizes, across industries of all kinds. I have in-depth experience creating unique e-commerce platforms, facilitating implementation of advanced integrations & API endpoints to meet clients’ complex needs to fit their business strategies.
Additionally, much of my career has been focused on creating unique brand collateral for marketing purposes. I’ve helped brands large and small develop and implement visual branding guidelines, including logos, style guides, and advertising materials. I’ve been involved at every stage of the design & manufacturing process for clients’ merchandise, catalogs & brochures, signs & posters, product packaging, and more.
My overall 10+ years experience of client-facing graphic and web design services has granted me a critical understanding of the methods best suited to meeting a particular clients’ needs, based on their unique challenges, resources, and budget. As someone whose career has been focused on ‘wearing many hats,’ I’ve learned an array of strategies and tools that help to compartmentalize client & team goals to ensure that every aspect of a project is considered and executed thoughtfully, effectively, and with care.