Alex Cottles

BRAND & WEB DESIGNER - THE ROUTINE CREATIVE

Hi, my name is Alex. I am happily married to a wonderful man, have two cats, and we all live in a 23 ft travel trailer. We are currently exploring the US and running my design business remotely while getting to experience new places and meet new people!

What are you best known for?

Oh geez, this is a hard one. I guess I’m just known for being an approachable and professional brand designer. I’m super open and transparent in my business, pricing, process and fully believe in community over competition. I think that resonates with people and I think that’s why 90% of my clients are repeat/referrals.

What or who has influenced your design aesthetic the most?

As far as other designers I am inspired by the list is endless but I’d say some of the most notable mentors I've had were Bre of Rowan Made, Mike and Brittni of Station Seven and Jamie of Salt & Ember/Atlas Supply Co.

What inspired you to become a designer?

I have always been a visual/creative person so I knew I wanted to something within a creative industry. I've sort of found a fascination with graphic/web design ever since the days of Myspace customization. I thought I would end up designing more marketing materials or t-shirts for bands, but when I was in college I discovered logo/brand design and fell in love!