Rosie Chomet is a Digital Designer within the Production team at Epigeum, working on the visual aesthetic and design of our portfolio of online programmes. She holds a First Class BA in Illustration and Visual Media from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Previously, Rosie worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for an arts development and training charity, and she currently works on freelance commissions in her spare time.
What brought you to Epigeum?
I had previously worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for an arts development and training charity, before moving into the education technology sector. For the next step in my career, I was keen to develop my digital design skills, particularly coding, so that I could incorporate my designs into interactive web pages. I was drawn to Epigeum’s innovative approach and the fact that the courses were not solely academic-focused but also looked at aspects of support and wellbeing within higher education. Joining Oxford University Press was also something that appealed to me.
Which parts of your role do you enjoy the most?
I particularly enjoy illustrating the comic strips in our courses; it’s always exciting bringing these often nuanced scenes and scenarios to life, and I really enjoy the story-telling aspect to these images. As each course has a design specifically tailored to suit its target demographic, I am also able to work across a wide range of styles, using different fonts, colour palettes, illustration techniques, and so on, and I really enjoy having this variety in my work.
What does your workspace say about you?
I hope my workspace presents me as an organised person, while revealing some of my interests. I try to keep my workspace fairly tidy as it helps me think more clearly and provides some balance to the copious amount of tabs I always have open on my screen! On my desk, besides my Mac and graphics tablet, I tend to have a book or two, a Moomin enamel mug and a Moomin notebook (I’m a big Tove Jansson fan), an assortment of pens in a Frida Kahlo tin, and a few pressed flowers cast in resin which reflect my love of nature. Before the outbreak of Covid-19 meant that we moved to working from home, my workspace was much the same in the London Epigeum office – although at home I’m often joined by one of my cats!
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy working on my own personal illustrations and going on long walks while listening to podcasts. I used to frequently visit the art galleries around London too, so I’m really looking forward to them reopening after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the bookshops and libraries, since I’m an avid reader.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
When I was little I taught myself how to be ambidextrous. I found it came in very handy (no pun intended) when one hand got tired of drawing as I could then switch to the other!
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